Jonathan Barnes was born in Columbus, Ohio, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received the degree of Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He began work in Chicago, Illinois, in 1986 as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, one of the world’s largest and best-known international architecture firms. There Jonathan’s technical and design talents were applied to both new construction and renovation projects in New York, Washington, San Francisco and London, England, as well as to the development of the NBC Tower, one of Chicago’s premiere high rise buildings and the cornerstone of the Cityfront Center Master Plan.
In 1990, Jonathan relocated to Milan, Italy, to work with the famous Italian architect and designer, Michele De Lucchi, on numerous projects throughout Europe. These works included architecture and interior design as well as product, exhibit and graphic design. In the most notable project, these various design disciplines were combined to create Deutsche Bank’s new branch bank system for its 1,200 retail locations throughout Germany.
In 1993, Jonathan returned to Columbus and formed Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design. JBAD is a small, highly acclaimed architectural firm that has been involved in a variety of project types in the Midwest for nearly 25 years. The practice integrates technical expertise and creative design solutions in a multi-disciplinary approach. The work includes residential, commercial and institutional architecture, historic preservation, interior design, furniture design and retail design.
In 2018, Jonathan was inducted into the College of Fellows of the AIA, an honor bestowed on only 1% of AIA Architects.
Kevin Hoffman has been involved with architecture and land planning for over 30 years. Following graduation from The Ohio State University, he settled in Columbus, Ohio, working for Myers NBD, Inc. while fulfilling his professional, post-graduate requirements. Shortly after becoming a registered Architect, Kevin formed KSH Architects + Planners; an award-winning firm he owned and managed for over 25 years.
Kevin has practiced in both the public and private sectors of the profession, including projects for higher education, pre/K-12 schools; state, county, municipal, and township governments; office, medical, retail, mixed-use, and hospitality developments; and historic preservation, religious, multi-family, and upscale residential design/construction. His work has received numerous national, regional, and local awards, most recently for his role as project director of the AIA award-winning renovations at Christ Church Cathedral/Sycamore Commons in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kevin has engaged in the construction and development of upscale residential homes and small commercial projects. Further, he served as a Senior Project Manager for the regional campus network at Kent State University, gaining invaluable experience about public project
development from the Owner’s perspective. A passionate advocate for the integration of sustainable design, his work includes numerous designs for LEED sustainable and certified projects. Kevin is committed to combining design excellence with project management and delivery, building methodology and systems, and local/regional building and zoning codes; ultimately achieving projects with extraordinary outcomes.
Eric Thompson is a licensed architect with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of building types and scales, and he has served in leadership roles in both the design and delivery of projects. His work has been recognized nationally through multiple AIA awards as well as national and regional publication.
At JBAD, Eric has led numerous key projects, including the Columbus Metropolitan Library – Reynoldsburg Branch, the Harlow mixed-use apartment project, and the Parkside on Pearl apartment project. Eric integrates design excellence and expertise with a deep knowledge of building systems and codes to achieve outstanding project outcomes. Eric also has a passion for the integration of sustainability and design, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a proven track record in the execution of numerous sustainably oriented and LEED certified projects.
Eric grew up in the town of Princeton, New Jersey and has lived in Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC and Palo Alto, CA before moving to Columbus in 2006 with his family. Prior to joining JBAD in 2017, Eric worked for NBBJ Design in Columbus and HPS Architects in California
Benjamin Pacheco Robles earned architecture degrees from The Ohio State University. During his Masters of Architecture, Ben was a graduate teaching assistant, where he taught Architectural Representation and Sustainability in Architecture. In his final two years of undergrad, Ben participated in a study abroad in Rome as well as an Eastern Europe architecture tour. Throughout and after school, Ben has worked at Dorsky Yue International, Trinity Health Group and ms Consultants where he gained a wide variety of experience in healthcare and retail. While at JBAD, he has gained valuable experience in single-family residential, civic, multi-family and mixed-use projects.
In 2017, Ben received an Honorable Mention in the international Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition organized by Arch Out Loud. In 2019, along with 100+ other Mexican participants, he had the pleasure to show his work in an exhibition in Harvard’s Graduate School of Design’s Kirkland Gallery. Ben’s projects at JBAD include PL – Hanover Park, Warner Road, Dresden, Sherwin Road House, Ohio State Bank, CML Reynoldsburg, Whittier Residential and 840 Michigan Avenue. Ben is currently working towards licensure in Ohio.
Kayla joined JBAD in 2021. Kayla Grosheim received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a certificate in Sustainable Landscape Design. In her final year of undergrad, Kayla’s studies on sustainable urbanism took her to Central and Northern India where the works Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier were studied for their impact on economics and urban development.
Upon graduation, she returned to a previous co-op at Gensler in Houston, Texas to work full time. At Gensler, Kayla spent most of her time in the hospitality studio working on the design and detailing of a private penthouse and luxury suites for a five-star, high rise hotel in the Galleria area of Houston. She returned to Ohio to receive her Master of Architecture degree at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, where she continued her studies of Le Corbusier’s work under José Oubrerie. Kayla was awarded the William Riot prize for her exemplary thesis research on the Anthropocene and its future impact on culture and the environment.
After graduation, Kayla worked for BHDP in higher education design and joined JBAD in early 2021.
Fontyne Pagán joined JBAD in 2021. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University. During her undergraduate studies she had the opportunity to study architecture while traveling extensively through Europe. Upon graduating in 2017, Fontyne worked with Gary J. Alexander Architects, where she focused on residential additions and renovations. After working for two years, she returned to KSA for her master’s degree and traveled throughout Peru for a study abroad focusing on architecture, landscapes, and urbanism. During her graduate studies she was also awarded the Enrichment Fellowship and the George van Neil Scholarship for participating in the annual specifications writing competition. For her final year of graduate school she worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the freshman architectural history course. Fontyne joined the team at JBAD after graduating with her master’s in 2021, and she is currently working towards licensure in Ohio.
Clare Knecht earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture, with a minor in Real Estate and certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Through their co-op program she served in a myriad of architectural roles with a focus on residential and community driven non-profit organizations, such as the Ilan-Lael Foundation.
Upon graduation she started working in development, mainly focusing on low-income residents, and she continued working while obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
While at UVA, she served as the graduate representative for AIAS, as chair of the Graduate Professionals’ Council, and as Teaching Assistant to Theory and Construction. Her involvement in the program led to her being chosen by her peers to speak on their behalf at final practices.
After graduation she returned to Ohio, joining the JBAD team in 2021, and is working toward her licensure.
Amy joined JBAD in 2007 and has over twenty years of experience in accounting, human resources and office management for growing companies.She believes in building long-term, lasting relationships with clients and helps JBAD to partner with them by identifying and recommending cost appropriate solutions for their projects. To that end, her goal is to help develop realistic and attainable project budgets for clients and to monitor them throughout a project’s development.
Her in-depth project financial analysis and detailed budgeting efforts ensure that a project is competitively priced for the client while being profitable for the firm. She has a systematic approach to solving issues that creates real value for clients. Through research, strategy, negotiation and implementation she is able to find the most effective solution to many problems.
Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. She lives in Reynoldsburg with her husband and two teenage boys and is active in the community.