is a full service architectural design firm with capabilities in planning, programming, architectural design, interior design, masonry building inspections with a focus on LL11 facade inspections, cost estimating, historic preservation, urban streetscape design and construction administration founded in 1993.
JPD provides a full array of architectural services from pre-design through construction. Supplemental services include: feasibility studies, zoning analyses, presentation drawings, construction documents, building programs, site planning, proposal writing, maps for analysis, project documentation, submittal reviews, controlled inspections along with building department, historic preservation and planning commission research and filings.
JPD seeks to affect the built environment by creating innovative design solutions for a broad base of private, corporate, public and not-for-profit clients. The firm’s experience coupled with its enthusiastic approach to every new project enables it to provide imaginative ideas and innovative solutions for new construction and renovation projects, as well as, streetscapes. Further, the firm’s commitment to quality work along with its sensitivity to client budgetary and scheduling constraints has allowed it to maintain a stable practice in the market place.
Zevilla Jackson Preston, R.A.
Zevilla Jackson Preston, R.A., an architect with 25+ years of architectural experience, founded JPD in 1993. Ms. Jackson Preston began her architectural career in 1990 working for various New York based architectural firms where she sharpened her drafting and design skills for the urban landscape. As firm Principal, responsible for all design work produced, she has gained a reputation for creative and innovative design solutions for a variety of building types ranging from modest building rehabilitations to major new construction projects.
Having grown up in New York and witnessed urban blight, Ms. Jackson Preston has always appreciated the role architecture has in the social and economic development of communities. Hence, her architectural philosophy rests on the thoughts of economists who believe that sustainable community development is about the development of the people themselves — not just the physical plant. For her, Sustainable Design speaks to a process of design that recognizes the interconnection of the social, physical, environmental and cultural vitality of a community and/or a specific client.
As an architect, she is most interested in challenging design problems, the adaptation of existing structures for new uses, urban streetscapes and the nuances innate to community based design/development projects. Within this context, she uses JPD as a vehicle to address issues related to the legibility of the environment, the notion of “spaces” vs. “places”, as well as, the defining of each client’s image within the physical environment.