JHA's team approach to architecture starts with client collaboration. Client participation is an important component of Ms. Holan’s design process and it informs all important decisions. During initial meetings, the clients’ visions, needs and goals are clarified and refined to get the best design solutions for their project given budget, time, and site constraints.
Early in design phases, Ms. Holan also consults with a number of associates so that careful programming, thoughtful planning, and economic considerations are understood by the entire team. Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as landscape architects, surveyors, Title 24 consultants, and lighting designers are often critical to the success of a project. And during construction, Ms. Holan works closely with Contractors to assure smooth and timely project completion as well as to control costs.
Sensitive attention to detail is a trademark of the firm’s work. It's the result of a team approach to architecture which produces high-quality, affordable projects, reflecting clients’ ideals as well as their lifestyles.
jerri holan, FAIA
Jerri Holan has served on the Board for the Fulbright Alumni Association, the Berkeley Town & Gown Club, the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association and chaired the American Institute of Architects’ Historical Resources Committee (SF Chapter) for over 10 years. Currently, she is the Chair for the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society's Awards Committee. With a minor in Environmental Studies, Ms. Holan completed her Masters degree at UC, Berkeley. As a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted postgraduate work at the Arkitekturhøgskolen in Oslo, Norway, which culminated in her book, Norwegian Wood, A Tradition of Building. In 1989, she was inaugurated into the “Who’s Who in American Women” and “Who’s Who in Professional Women.” Her projects are frequently exhibited in “Small Firms, Great Projects,” sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.