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Ariel Delao Joins JP Architects, Ltd. in Principal Role

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Contact: Jose R. Pareja, JP Architects, Ltd., [email protected], 708.907.3651   Ariel Delao Joins JP Architects, Ltd. in Principal Role JP Architects, Ltd. Continues to Expand Capabilities with Leadership-Level Addition   JP Architects, Ltd....

A Letter From Our President - Women In Construction

REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community.   Hello All,   As President of the American Institute of Architects Eastern Illinois Chapter and with Women in Construction Week winding down, I feel the responsibility to discuss the importance of Women in...

Our Culture: Diversity…JP Architects, Ltd.’s Differentiator

REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life & Community.   Diversity is a major aspect of JP Architects, Ltd.'s culture. We are fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as a firm, and here's the thing....we don't just say this. Our actions truly support our...

Advice from the Insiders At JP Architects, Ltd. – Tips For Every Student / Young Architect

  Find an internship during college Friendly reminder: school isn't everything - Although your college years may have been the best time of your life, it is important to understand that they do come to an end. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't have "fun." All we're saying is that it is...

Work / Life Balance – How JP Architects, Ltd. Intends to Use it To Keep Women in the Workforce

According to the Architectural Reviews (AR's) Sixth Annual Women in Architecture survey, 60% of women reported that having a child had a detrimental effect on their career trajectory.   Wait....What? How is this possible? Why would having a child be detrimental to one's career? Aren't...

JP Architects, Ltd. on The Importance of Strategic Partnerships and How to Cultivate Them?

Upon starting JP Architects, Ltd., I knew that cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with builders, organizations, business owners, interior designers and construction industry professionals was going to be crucial to succeeding.   According to this Forbes article, a whopping 80% of...

JP Architects, Ltd’s Involvement in the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce and Our Advice to YOU

When I first started JP Architects, I knew it was extremely important to be in involved in the community where I work. Joining the Oak Lawn Chamber was the first step towards achieving this. The Oak Lawn Chamber is one of the most active chambers in the area. By this, I mean they give you many...

JP Architects, Ltd. – What Work/Life Balance is Really All About & My Vision for Its Use in My Architecture Firm

  Hello and Happy Holidays!   I want to take last month's blog, where I talked about how JP Architects, Ltd. has embraced the concept of Work/Life Balance, a step further. We all know that work/life balance is great for employee motivation, but as an employer and business owner, sometimes it...

JP Architects, Ltd. – Embracing Technology and Re-Defining Work/Life Balance in Architecture

In my previous experiences with the several architecture firms where I worked, I always needed to be in the office to complete client drafts and drawings - all employees did. This led to me consistently putting in 60-80 hour weeks.   Don't get me wrong, I am a workaholic, and I really did...

Jose R. Pareja, AIA – More Than Just a Small Business Owner

In our first blog entry, I mentioned how I am at a point in my career where I feel like I can give back and benefit the future generation of architects and the architecture community.   Having been involved with many projects and small to large architecture firms, I have a wealth of...

What Process Does JP Architects, Ltd. Use?

When obtaining a new client there a process that we follow at JP Architects, Ltd. This allows us to have consistency with each project and help the client understand the length of time that a project is expected to take. However, before we even enter this process there is one step that I would...

An Introduction to JP Architects, Ltd.

JP Architects, Ltd. Principal Owner, Jose Pareja, has endured quite the journey to an entrepreneur. This interview will give you some insight into his life history, passion about his work, involvement in the community, love for architecture and favorite aspect of working with his...