Restoration and rehabilitation, Glenmeade Estate Mansion, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. (Photo: Don Pearse Photographers, Inc.).

JMA is a full-service architectural firm, committed to design excellence and providing our clients with practical and sustainable solutions for problems affecting historic buildings, neighborhoods, and cities. Our services range from initial assessment and programming through planning and design to construction documents and construction administration. JMA’s work is grounded in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, our understanding of traditional methods and materials, and our commitment to sustainable design principles supported by LEED accredited professional staff.

Architectural Services

– Restoration
– Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse
– Building Additions, Repairs, and New Construction
– Building Stabilization
– Interior Design
– Historic Structure Reports
– Architectural Surveys and Inventories
– Historic Preservation Certifications
– Master Plans and Feasibility Studies
– Building Relocation
– Sustainable Design
– LEED Accredited Professionals

Representative Projects

Magnolia Flouring Mill
Magnolia, Ohio

Stark County Park District

The Elson-Magnolia Flouring Mill, in continuous operation since the 1830s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its location on the Sandy & Beaver Canal is part of a proposed scenic trail system. JMA prepared a building condition assessment as part of a rehabilitation plan and treatment recommendations, which include a new standing-seam roof, repairing historic materials, correcting structural deficiencies, installing new fire-suppression and life-safety systems, and developing ADA-compliant visitor access to the mill’s multiple floors.



Woodrow Wilson Family Home
Columbia, South Carolina

Historic Columbia Foundation, Inc.

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolinaís only presidential site and the only home ever built and owned by President Wilsonís parents. JMA prepared a historic property report, including measured drawings of the house. Schematic rehabilitation plans and a cost estimate were also prepared. JMA conducted an archeological investigation to locate the footprint of the original kitchen and performed a historic paint finish analysis. Structural repairs and restoration of the wood-shingle roof and other exterior features are funded by a 2008 Save Americaís Treasures grant.

Woodrow Wilson Restoration Blog
Woodrow Wilson Home Web Site




Bodie Island Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Manteo, North Carolina

Hartrampf, Inc., and the National Park Service

Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Bodie Island Light Station is a collection of buildings constructed by the Coast Guard ca. 1872 to aid navigation along a dangerous stretch of Atlantic coastline. The light continues in operation today as a private aid to navigation under National Park Service management. JMA was the preservation architect on a multi-disciplinary team managed by Hartrampf for the stabilization and restoration of the 156-foot-tall lighthouse.



Lovett Hall Maintenance Plan
Houston, Texas

Rice University

Lovett Hall was the first building constructed on the campus of Rice University in 1909. Designed by Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson, Architects, the building features a diverse masonry palette and rich ornamentation befitting its Neo-Byzantine style. JMA conducted a detailed inventory and assessment of historical building components and materials and prepared guidelines and model specifications to guide ongoing conservation and repair, which will assist the university in planning, bidding, and monitoring future work affecting this historic structure.


Photo courtesy of Rice University

Washington National Cathedral
Washington, D.C.

The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

JMA prepared a condition assessment of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Washington, D.C., a well-known landmark in the capital city. Built between 1907 and 1991, evidence of stress in the masonry at several critical locations is one result of design changes over this lengthy period of construction. Time and the elements also contribute to the aging of building materials and systems. The assessment recommends appropriate approaches to the ongoing care of the structure’s fabric and will assist the cathedral in prioritizing both the immediate and long-term needs of this complex building.



Vol Walker Hall

University of Arkansas

Built as a library in 1935, Vol Walker Hall is home to the University of Arkansas School of Architecture. JMA performed a detailed condition assessment of this National Register-listed building and was the restoration consultant for exterior stone conservation and replacement of the roofing system with a new SBS-modified bitumen roof. The firm was the prime architect for building upgrades to meet current code requirements. Work included creating new interior fire egress stairs with exterior exits and two third story additions, all in compliance with the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards.




East Feliciana Parish Courthouse
Clinton, Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

JMA has completed construction documents for rehabilitation of the East Feliciana Parish Courthouse. Built in 1840, this simple peripteral structure is the oldest parish courthouse still functioning in Louisiana. Work includes replacing hard Portland cement plaster with traditional high-lime plaster on brick bearing walls; restoration of the ventilated crawl space and wood floor structure; rehabilitation of all interior finishes and courtroom casework; two new accessible restrooms and provision of accessible and code-compliant exits; and new mechanical, electrical, and life-safety systems. This work was preceded by a conservation assessment and archeological investigation.




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