Jordan is a seasoned architect, with more than 26 years of experience dedicated to design, construction and sustainability. He takes a collaborative approach to architecture and is known for his ability to understand and address different agendas, while delivering projects that maintain a high standard of design excellence. Jordan has worked for an incredible array of clients ranging from a variety of mid-size private developers such as Berezan Properties, Staburn Properties, Euro-Pacific Construction, Willoughby Properties to large property development corporations which include Bentall Kennedy Developments, Concert Properties and Discovery Parks Inc., and educational public institutions like Kwantlen Polytechnic University, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Jordan has also had the opportunity to work for some of Canada’s most respected Federal organizations including Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), as well as such significant Provincial organizations as BC Tourism, BCBC, ARES and WSI .
As the Principal at JKA, Jordan’s responsibilities include all aspects of a project’s development starting from front end due diligence, RFP reply, contract negotiation, work plan and schedule assignment, concept design, client & city coordination, design development, contract documents, contract administration and ending with post construction services. He is passionate about architecture and has been an integral part of a wide variety of project types including Hospitality, Commercial, Mixed Use, Housing, Institutional, Industrial, Retail and Residential.
The diverse portfolio and his hands-on experience in project development have given Jordan an in-depth understanding of the interrelationships between the design, construction and real estate industries, making him a very accomplished senior member in his field.
Vikram is an Intern Architect and the Senior Associate at JKA with more than 22 years of professional experience. His body of work has spanned across the private and public sector. On the public side, nine years of working with the Planning Department of the City of Burnaby has expanded his understanding of the core values and the community context of municipal service and as a result he is very well versed with the City Hall processes and systems. On the private side, he has worked on projects of varied complexity and managed a diverse range of clients and projects. Vik is skilled at initial planning, design and project management, setting the project concept, and directing architectural, consultant and client teams from development to project completion. As a Senior Associate/Senior Project Director at JKA, Vikram has developed a diverse portfolio that exemplifies his capacity to take on projects of all sizes and scopes.
Claudio is the senior Applied Science Technologist with extensive experience in preparation, coordination and production of complete construction documents and details. With over 30 years of experience his broad knowledge covers concrete and steel institutional and commercial, wood frame single and multifamily, tilt-up warehouse and light industrial projects.
At JKA Claudio is responsible for overseeing the architectural production group. In this capacity he ensures that all drawings and specifications for all projects are produced to a consistently high level of quality. Claudio, with his vast project experience, is a great source for any project/details related information making him an asset for tutoring younger colleagues and mentoring the more junior members of the architectural group with respect to general practice issues and technical aspects of architectural design, life safety and code compliance, building envelope integrity and energy conservation.
Marilyn is an AIBC Associate Intern Architect with over 20 years of professional experience in construction documents preparation, document checking and coordination, code research and evaluation. She is very competent in schematic and design development with a wide range in construction knowledge on wood frame single and multifamily, concrete and steel institutional and commercial projects.
At JKA Marilyn has played a significant role as a key member when it comes to staff training and development, technical quality, and project consultants coordination. Being highly proficient in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture and VectorWorks and CAD production management, Marilyn excels in producing high-level quality construction documents that benefits the client and the construction team.
E Zhang is a skilled Design Technologist with over 15 years of professional experience. He is very experienced in design, preparation and production of conceptual and design development drawings with excellent 3D presentation skills. He combines his adept architectural visualization skills with the hands-on use of advanced architectural and imaging software applications.
An architectural technologist, Panagiota also holds a second master’s degree in Heritage Buildings Management/Restoration. With several years of professional experience in Europe, Panagiota joined the JKA team in 2018, and has been thriving in her role as a design technologist, being active in most of the design phases from concept implementation to design development. Panagiota’s approach to design comes with passion, commitment and creativity. Having a strong aptitude for details, Panagiota has made considerable contribution to creating buildings with unique designs and characters, while ensuring that projects are completed effectively in a timely manner, and maximizing client satisfaction.
Vanya is a Design Technologist with over 12 years of professional experience. She uses her original and creative approach to the design concept and development of the projects she is involved in. On the illustrative side, Vanya applies her proficiency in 3-Ds Max and VRAY to develop the visual concepts of the work, bringing it to life through the precise and highly detailed renderings.
Adriana is a promising Design and Drafting Technologist, with over 5 years of professional experience. As a supporting member of the JKA team, Adriana is responsible for the design and preparation of the construction documents and other aspects of the architectural design services and solutions on construction projects. Having strong work ethics, and working closely with other JKA team members, Adriana plays a key role in ensuring projects move forward within the intended workflow schedule.
Sunny Xue is head of JKA legal, accounting and insurance stuff, when asked what she does people will tell you ‘she kind of does everything’. By education she is an accountant with over 16 years of professional experience. She has an excellent ability to work accurately and efficiently while handling full cycle accounting details and managing financial records and accounts. She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Having been with our firm since 2007, Sunny knows our clients, consultants, projects and culture, and provides the firm with a reliable source of administrative and management skills.
Mary Farhang B.ScOffice Administration & Management
Mary is the first person you’ll meet when visiting JKA. As the Office Manager, Mary heads up our front-office team, managing all aspects of day-to-day office management. Her strengths are project assistance and office organization as well as contract administration procedures and construction protocol. Her strong work ethics and commitment to client satisfaction enable her to excel in all areas of the practice.