As Director of Design Architecture, Jay oversees the design phase document production team across all regions while providing direct design services for Opus’ Minneapolis, Iowa, Colorado and Texas projects. He is responsible for projects from initial conception, working directly with clients to communicate various design approaches that satisfy their specific functional and aesthetic needs. As the design evolves, Jay oversees the City entitlements approval phase and detailed design development of the project. During the detailed construction document phase that follows, Jay directs the emerging documents for creative intent while supporting building infrastructure planning such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other trades so the details are integrated as designed.
Jay has been practicing architecture for more than 15 years. As a lead architectural designer, Jay has completed a variety of projects including campus master plans, university facilities, office buildings, multi-family mixed-use, adaptive reuse, retail projects, corporate headquarters, and industrial.
Jay holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.