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Leah Balderson

Leah joined JKRP in 2022 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University’s Bachelor of Architecture program. While studying architecture at Penn State, she discovered a passion for environmental psychology and further explored how architecture can influence human emotion through her thesis. Leah hopes to begin her path toward becoming a licensed architect in the near future […]

Liam Presser

Liam grew up in rural upstate New York where he developed a love for nature and sustainable design. In his free time you will find him playing ultimate frisbee, Magic the Gathering, and spending time with friends.

Mona Ayad

Mona Ayad was born and raised in the Northeast area of Philadelphia. She finished both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Temple University’s accelerated program. Currently, she is continuing to learn and grow as a young designer in the architecture world with the intentions of becoming a licensed Architect. Traveling a lot at a young […]

Matthew Tulli

Matt is a 2022 graduate of Penn State University hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a particular interest in urban design, mass timber construction, and high-performance building design from his time in school at Penn State and studying abroad in Rome. Along with his parents and older brother, Nick, he is a washed-up high school […]

Amanda Bracci

Amanda grew up in Buffalo, NY and moved to Philadelphia to work towards her Bachelor of Architecture degree at Jefferson University. With one year left of her program, she is excited to learn and develop her skills through architectural practice outside of school. In her free time, Amanda also enjoys photography, painting, and going to […]

Xinru Tan

Xinru is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture degree and Real Estate Design and Development Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. Xinru received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Temple University in 2020. Growing up in Guangzhou, the third-largest city in China, Xinru was fascinated by the rapid development of her city and […]

Conor Lyons

Conor Lyons found his interest in architecture began after seeing the numerous Victorian homes that dot the Scranton area where he was raised. After having come to Philadelphia while studying at Temple University for his undergraduate degree, he stayed in Philadelphia and worked for several years before returning for his Master’s in Architecture at Temple. […]

Cheyenne Yamada

Cheyenne is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, having just graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Architecture in 2021. She is originally from Saipan of the Northern Mariana and was raised in the mainland U.S. just outside of Washington D.C. Coming from these […]

Christine Chen

Christine is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Sustainability in the Built Environment at Drexel University. Growing up in New York City, she has always been in awe of the vastly changing urban landscape. Christine is passionate about entertainment and hospitality and the emotional impacts they have on people of all […]

Gabriel Agatsiotis

Gabriel grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he stayed until attending college at Temple University for both his bachelor and master’s degrees in architecture. Now graduated, he looks forward to a prosperous architectural career, developing his skills and knowledge of the profession further. Gabriel enjoys exploring whatever city he’s in and finding the […]