Humans of JA
Starting this summer, we are going to post about our exceptional team members and highlight their contributions to the firm. These #humansofJA make our projects successful and we want to celebrate their accomplishments.
Rori Wade has been part of our team since the fall of 2016, following his graduation from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Rori is a designer who provides project support for many of our laboratory and manufacturing projects.
Growing up, Rori was interested in engineering and science and decided that architecture would be the best career path. He found it to be the ideal profession because of the idea that it requires creative thinking, and a can-do attitude to work on projects that allow him to be part of something bigger than himself. We play a small part in the creation of something larger that impacts our clients, the users of the space, and the consumers of the products that are researched, developed, and produced in the projects we design. His favorite thing about JA and the thing that surprised him the most is the level of precision required for each project. The nature of our work is very technical, and there can be a steep learning curve in this field. "To be successful as an architect, you have to be patient, quick, and open to learning a set of skills that very few other people have," advises Rori. "Working with everyone at JA has given me a greater appreciation for design and communicating design intent, and I am most impressed with the mentorship and BIM capabilities."
Outside of JA, Rori enjoys golfing and would like to get into playing tennis. Although Rori doesn't have a defined bucket list, he would like to go exploring, work on more unique projects, and visit Japan. Rori is pursuing architectural licensure, but his overall goal in life is to be happy.
We're glad to have Rori as part of our team!
Marat Kanafin is a Temple University graduate who joined JA in the fall of 2014 after being introduced to us by another team member, Julia Cauller. Marat is an architectural designer who has been transitioning into a project lead role.
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Admir Sabljic has been part of the JA team since the spring of 2017 following completion of the Master of Architecture program at Temple University. Here at JA he works closely with our project leads as an architectural designer to document our pharmaceutical projects.
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Gaurav Guru is a Temple University graduate who joined JA in the spring of 2018 after seeing our display and meeting our Temple alumni at a career fair. He is an architectural designer who is working towards taking the architectural registration exams.
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Madalyn Walters is about to begin her final semester of the Corporate Communications program at Penn State Abington. She has been with us since May of this year, and will be wrapping up her internship in the next few weeks. Luckily for us, Madalyn will be checking in during her semester to continue the work she's been doing with our administrative team.
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Matthew Wermuth joined JA in July 2015 through his connection with Senior Associate Jim Leigh (now retired). He is a project manager and coordinator who has been a positive addition to the firm. "I guess you can say I do a little bit of everything," says Matthew.
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Ryan Andrulewich is a project architect who has been with the firm since his thesis year at Drexel in 2011. In 2015 he was promoted to Associate to recognize his abilities to balance function, quality, cost, and schedule for some of our most highly specialized spaces. Ryan currently leads our internal BIM team, improving services to our clients though 3D visualization and data management.
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