JON ANDERSON, FAIA

Jon Anderson has been a licensed architect registered with the State of New Mexico since 1978, and has been a member of the American Institute of Architects since 1984. He has 47 years of diverse architectural experience, including significant responsibility in nationally and internationally recognized award-winning projects. As firm owner and sole proprietor since June, 1991, he has won numerous design awards for his commercial and residential work. Jon Anderson is a strong team-oriented manager. His soft spoken, comprehensive approach to project management has given him the highest respect of his peers and clients. He is able to gain a superior level of workmanship from contractors and unparalleled satisfaction from clients. Since opening his firm in 1991, Jon Anderson Architecture has received more than 60 regional and local AIA design awards. In honor of his significant contribution to architecture, Jon was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2012.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture, 1973, The University of New Mexico
Liberal Arts, 1968-1970, University of Wisconsin

Registration
New Mexico Architect: 1978, Certificate No. 1100
NCARB, 1990, Certificate No. 39947

Professional Affiliation
Fellow, American Institutute of Architects, member since 1984
JAMES LUCERO, AIA

James Lucero is an Associate with Jon Anderson Architect. Because JAA is a small high-design firm, James is able to manage projects from design inception through construction administration; a philosophy that insures that the quality of the final product meets the high expectations of a Jon Anderson project. As a senior member of the firm, James works with the team to insure that solutions are thoughtful, innovative, and logical. He is responsible for document quality control and for insuring the balanced integration of program, sustainability, budget, and meaningful design.

Education
Master of Architecture, 2003, The University of New Mexico
2003 AIA Gold Medal Award winner for Design Excellence
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2000, The University of New Mexico

Registration
New Mexico Registered Architect (2007)

Professional Affiliation
Member, American Institutute of Architects
DEAN COWDREY, AIA

Dean has been with Jon Anderson Architecture for 11 years and has designed and collaborated on numerous award winning projects in that time. Dean was raised in Gallup, NM before moving to Albuquerque to pursue his architecture education at the University of New Mexico. Prior to joining JAA, Dean worked with other notable firms including Antoine Predock in Albuquerque. Since joining JAA, Dean has led efforts on several educational and residential projects while supporting other studio projects with his valuable knowledge of code, zoning, energy and sustainability variables. As a native of New Mexico, Dean understands the importance of creating architecture which responds to both time and place, and explores inventive and contextually exciting architectural solutions in response to a site’s opportunity and the user needs. He argues in favor of challenging “best practice” generally accepted by the architectural profession by embracing a responsive design approach for creating innovative environments.

Education
Master of Architecture, 2009, The University of New Mexico
2009 AIA Silver Certificate Award Winner
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2000, The University of New Mexico

Registration
New Mexico Registered Architect (2020)

Professional Affiliation
Member, American Institutute of Architects
NATE BIA

Nate has been with Jon Anderson Architecture for 2 years. Nate is interested in sustainability and culturally appropriate design and strives to incorporate these concepts in innovative ways into all his work. With nearly 8 years of experience in Revit and BIM Modeling Nate is a valuable asset in producing drawings and building models.

Education
Master of Architecture, 2017, The University of New Mexico
2017 AIA Henry Adams Medal Winner
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, 2014, Calvin College
ELLIOT HIELD

Elliot joined JAA in 2017 while pursuing an undergraduate degree in architecture and has since completed this degree and a gradute degree, both from the University of New Mexico. Elliot's passion for design stems from the opportunity it presents to make a positive impact in the daily lives of individuals and communities through subtle manipulation of our environments. His extensive knowledge of Revit/BIM and other design tools allows him to ensure that technical workflow runs smoothly and that project vision can be effectively communicated through immersive visualizations and models, enabling both clients and designers to engage with space early and often throughout the design process.

Education
Master of Architecture, 2020, The University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2018, The University of New Mexico