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Our Secret Weapon
Jay Miranda

JP Architects, Ltd. Secret Weapon - Associate Principal & Design Lead Jay Miranda

REALIZE the Possibilities. DESIGN Your Reality. INFLUENCE Your Life and Community.


The nuclear codes. Dr. Evil’s Lasers. Thor’s Hammer. Big Mac Sauce. Jay Miranda.


What do these all have in common? They’re all ‘secret weapons’ in their own ways.


For JP Architects, Ltd., Associate Principal & Design Lead Jay Miranda is the secret ingredient that brings each design to life. Jay joined JP Architects, Ltd. in July of 2021, and since then, our firm’s design and conceptualization capabilities have experienced a quantum leap.


When it comes to design, Jay’s methodology involves meaningful creativity and tasteful functionality. Jay’s craft has been perfected over a number of years and in a variety of environments. From Southeast Asia, Australia and South Africa to the United States and Canada, Jay’s design expertise has had a world-wide reach. He has conceptualized restaurant, hospitality, retail, government, and commercial / corporate solutions. His career portfolio includes many iconic national and local brands – Timeout Market, Chicago Blackhawks Retail Store, Chicago Cubs Retail Store, Ulta, IBM, Citibank, Bank of America, Heineken, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, and Ditkas, to name a few.


Jay has the innate ability to take a client’s words and vision and translate that into an initial sketch, whether it’s on-site or at the conference room table. After the initial sketch, Jay excels at developing a concept that balances innovation and functionality, while also considering the clients program and budget.


“I believe it’s important to set the expectation from the onset of conceptual design that our most important task is ensuring the design works for its user,” said Miranda. “There are opportunities within the design to be creative and establish an environment that is modern, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable.”


During his time at JP Architects, Ltd., Jay has his been transformative for our restaurant design and commercial architecture verticals. He has conceptualized multiple locations for Paisans Pizzeria, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews 2021 Prototype, Unos Pizzeria, and new construction and adaptive re-use spaces for our partners. Jay is also impacting our public planning projects when space layouts and extensive design are necessary. He recently developed multiple design options for the Northeastern Illinois University Business Innovation and Growth Center and Parking Offices.


We’re blessed to have Jay Miranda on our team. His design expertise in a variety of typologies is unparalleled. The added capacity we’re able to offer our partners continues to result in new opportunities. And you know what they say…Secrets, secrets are no fun. Well, we agree, and this is your formal introduction our biggest secret, our ‘secret weapon’ Jay Miranda.  



Until Next Time,


Jose R. Pareja

President | JP Architects, Ltd.



JP Architects, Ltd. is a full-service architecture firm specializing in restaurant design, public planning projects and commercial architecture. We have a young and vibrant team led by leadership who is progressive in their management style. We serve Chicagoland and North & Central Illinois and are licensed in multiple States. We bring sound principles of design, creativity, innovation, resourcefulness, reliability, quality, and functional architecture and interior design to each project. At JP Architects, Ltd. we REALIZE. the Possibilities, DESIGN. Your Reality. & INFLUENCE. Your Life and Community.