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JWRA Architects has a 30 year track record of listening to clients …then responding with creativity, timeliness, budget sensitivity and overall care. We have delivered outstanding results in 10 western states and several foreign countries including Costa Rica and Kurdistan. We have a staff of eight, including architects and support personnel.  


Our areas of experience and services include:

  • Community design/ Master planning

  • Full architectural services

  • Programming

  • 3-D rendering

  • Financial feasibility studies

Jerry W. Robinson - AIA, NCARB, ICAA

Architect - Principal

Jerry has been practicing architecture since 1981. He provides overall leadership and design direction; he’s experienced in all aspects of architecture. He has a master’s degree from the University of Utah, School of Architecture. He’s a founding member the conservation group, Bosque Lluvioso and on the board of Pax Natura, an internationally recognized group promoting sustainable living.


William L. Connelly - AIA, APA, USGBC *

Architect - Principal

Will is an experienced architect; he is equally adept at urban planning. He has a degree from Arizona State University in Urban Planning. He is currently the leader of the Wolf Creek Community Design Review Board. He is also a founding member of the Bosque Lluvioso and a founding member of Pax Natura.

Jon W. Saunders

Construction Analysis - Financial Feasibility Studies

Jon has 30 years of experience in general construction including years of international commercial work. His costing input is very valuable, especially in the early, conceptual stage of a project. Jon is available to prepare a market driven financial analysis, a pro forma, for our clients.

Tim Jessop - AIA, NCARB

Senior Project Architect

Tim is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience. He is also a licensed general contractor in the State of Utah with experience as a carpenter since 1985. Tim received his masters degree in Architecture from the University of Utah and an APICS CPIM certification from Weber State. His technical knowledge and hands-on construction experience help create a seemless interaction between the design team and the contractor from initial project concept all the way to punch lists and project closeout.

John A. Phippen

Senior Architectural Designer

John is a senior designer with experience in commercial and high-end residential projects. He is especially talented in the design of mixed-use commercial/multi-family residential projects. John has studied at San Francisco Institute of Architecture. He is currently pursuing professional licensing as an architect.

Dave Kallinger *

Designer - CAD Production

Dave has experience as an architect. He has a degree from Colorado State University. He functions as a design and CAD associate having 25 years with the group. He has a special interest in historical preservation architecture.

Tyler Chmieleski

Architectural Designer - Intern

Tyler has over six years of experience in the Utah National Guard as a military IT specialist.  He is pursuing his degree in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah .

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