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OUR TEAM

CEO / PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

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James McNeal

"Creativity oozes out of his fingertips." 

James is owner and Principal Architect with 41 years of experience in residential and commercial architecture. He is well known for his captivating ability to draw works of art in front of his clients in three dimensions - most of the time during a meeting taking place. This gives him the advantage to clearly communicate what the spaces and exterior design will look like before the beginning design phases are complete. He is an active participant in the whole design process from beginning to end. 

James is a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is licensed in MN, WI, CO, FL, MT and AZ and is NCARB Certified.

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PRESIDENT / PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Robert Hull

Robert is a design professional with backgrounds in both design and construction of custom residential homes of a wide variety of styles. He specializes in working in 3D for all aspects of the design phase, from the initial schematic design through the smallest details. Being able to virtually walk through the project before it is a reality helps clients to visualize their buildings inside and out from the outset of a project in a way that 2D drawings cannot. He also has a strong background in design, drafting, and architectural visualization/rendering. 

Robert has received a Bachelor of Architecture degree for his undergraduate education and a Master of Architecture degree for his graduate education, both from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He is a native Minnesotan.

rob@jmad.design

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

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Angela Liesmaki-DeCoux

Angela is a design professional with more than nine years of experience in commercial and residential architecture. Having worked on a variety of projects types ranging from office remodels, to custom homes, to international airports, she is captivated by inspirational, impactful and creative design. She thoroughly enjoys the process and collaborating with clients and team members to create a well-conceived design that expresses each client’s personality, fulfills their aspirations and enhances their daily lives.

Angela completed her undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College with a double major in Mathematics and Studio Art, and received her Master's in Architecture at the University of Minnesota College of Design. Her skills include conceptual design, visualization, hand drawing, 3D computer modeling and rendering.

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER

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LORI CARLSON

Lori is based in Minnesota and has an associate’s degree in architectural drafting and design, with experience in residential and light commercial projects. With her technical documentation background and an interest in incorporating the latest visualization technology into practice, she strives to provide clients the ability to ‘see and feel’ their project throughout the design process and provide the information needed for the contractor to bring that design to life. 

 

“When the combination of functionality, good proportions, strong details and enduring materials are married harmoniously with the land...that is great architecture.” Lori says. And that is the inspiration behind Lori’s twenty-four year career in residential design.

 

lori@jmad.design

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

Pamela Cariveau

Pam is an expert in material sourcing with a vast knowledge of material cost, care and longevity, so the beautiful materials are not only functional but are suited to client budget and lifestyle.

 

Collaborative in nature with extensive experience in all disciplines of design, it's in Pam's nature to work closely with clients, architectural team, builder and artisans and craftsmen to turn plans into reality. From furniture to furnishings, Pam collaborates closes from early beginning to final – and beautiful – completion.

pam@jmad.design

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BUSINESS MANAGER

SHER Rae

Sher McNeal is the business manager for JMAD which includes finances, bookkeeping, human resources and other office administrative functions. She has an extensive background in corporate business with an MBA from Colorado University and an MA in Social Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. She loves the challenges of house projects, which present themselves year round with our Minnesota climate.

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Jared Nurnberger

Jared is an experienced architectural designer with over 6 years in high-end residential and commercial design. He's passionate about visualizing and creating compelling architectural designs. Jared excels in understanding efficient workflows for beautiful, custom architecture. Beyond his professional life, he enjoys exercising, crafting furniture, and exploring artificial intelligence. His journey in architecture reflects a blend of artistic innovation, technical skill, and a genuine love for creating aesthetically pleasing and functional spaces.

jared@jmad.design

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VISUAL & TECHNICAL ARTIST

Taha Gungor

As a 3D specialist and architectural designer Taha has extensive experience in rendering, VR and interactive walkthrough programming. Taha holds a degree in architecture, took classes in master's of interior design and has worked in design offices in Turkey and Germany. 

 

In his free time, Taha enjoys exploring the latest trends in architectural technology and experimenting with new design tools. He is also an avid traveler and draws inspiration from the encounters around the world.

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MARKETING EXECUTIVE

MARCY JOYCE

Marcy has a background in social media management, content creation and in her spare time is a very creative artist. She has a history of theme design, and has designed and built habitats for exotic animals in zoos and aquariums, which helps in her understanding of how to highlight architectural content and topics. Marcy went to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and enjoys using her creativity to explore new ways of presenting our architecture to the rest of the world.

marketing@jmad.design

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