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Staff

Wayne Jensen: President

Our senior principal, Wayne arrived in Juneau from his home state of Nebraska in 1973 ready to embrace life on the last frontier. His early years were spent working for George Filler and in 1977 Wayne joined Ackley & Associates. By 1979, Wayne was a partner in the newly formed Ackley/Jensen Architects and has been our senior partner since 1985. In this time Wayne has provided design services throughout Alaska from the Pribilof Islands to Metlakatla, his work has resulted in several design awards. Wayne's knowledge and understanding of the Alaskan built environment and ability to lead complex multidisciplinary project teams results in highly successful construction projects constructed within budget and on schedule. In addition to his work at JYW, Wayne has served on several boards and commissions related to the design industry in Alaska. Wayne is also an active Rotarian and Chairman of the Alaska Committee. Wayne received his LEED Accredited Professional certification in 2011.

Charlene Steinman: Assistant Vice President

A lifelong resident of Juneau, Charlene joined our firm in 1991 following her graduation from college. Charlene is an NCIDQ certified interior designer and the newest member of our leadership team. In her nearly twenty years of providing professional services in Alaska, Charlene has developed a keen sense of interior design appropriate for each individual program goal. Charlene is a skilled space planner who is able to adapt program goals to spatial availability developing functional, aesthetically pleasing designs that result in comfortable living and working environments for our clients. Charlene is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Dan Fabrello: Secretary

Growing up in logging camps throughout Southeast and in the community of Wrangell, Dan has a personal understanding of Southeastern Alaska climate, culture and conditions. Dan joined JYW as a draftsman and quickly expanded his responsibilities to include management of our information technology systems and construction administration. Dan joined the firm leadership as a shareholder and associate in 2008 and now oversees all construction document production, provides quality control reviews and leads our construction administration efforts. Dan is actively involved in the Juneau community as a volunteer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member, Juneau Douglas Ice Association (JDIA) Board of directors member and USA Hockey Coach, Assistant Scout Master Boy Scouts of America.

Joann Lott

Joann came to Juneau in 1984 originally to work on the Bartlett Memorial Hospital Expansion beginning a long and successful career in design for health care and special needs facilities in Alaska. Whether it is a health care facility in Metlakatla, a facility condition assessment in Attu; or a complex joint National Guard readiness center and student recreation center in Juneau - Joann's work is always cognizant of the clients and end users needs and objectives and results in facility design appropriately designed to meet them. Joann is a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active Rotarian.

Rita Jensen: Treasurer

One half of the dynamic duo in our accounting department, Rita has been assisting with the financial management of our firm since 1982. Like her husband Wayne, Rita is a native of Nebraska and a key figure in our office. Without her tireless efforts crunching the numbers, JYW would not be the well oiled machine that it is.

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Corey Wall: Vice President

Corey has 16+ years of experience in institutional and commercial architecture throughout Alaska. Corey has particular expertise working with occupied facilities undergoing renovation/expansion, working as Project Manager and Project Architect for all phases of recent large and complex projects. He is comfortable organizing and managing large groups of technical consultants to ensure well-coordinated projects are delivered on-time and on-budget. Corey is also skilled at communicating clearly with Owner and Stakeholder groups through behind-the-scenes record-keeping and facilitation of public meetings. Recent projects as Project Manager / Project Architect include the $3M Ketchikan Airport Remodel, the $13 million Mt. Eccles Elementary School Addition & Renovation, the $8 million Kodiak Library, and the $7M Petersburg Municipal Building Renovation.

Tony Yorba: Assistant Secretary

In his more than twenty-five years with our firm Tony has provided creative design solutions for the most unique conditions. Sometimes this results in design awards such as the "Best Drive-By" Award bestowed on the Valdez Ferry Terminal by the Alaska Chapter of AIA or sometimes it simply results in a technically superior roofing design solution appropriate for our maritime climate. While experienced in all facets of planning and design Tony specializes in educational facility planning and design as well as exterior envelope design and renovation. Tony is a member of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International and the Roofing Consultants Institute. Tony also serves on the board of directors for Catholic Community Service.When not dreaming up new ways of protecting his clients from the weather you will usually find Tony enjoying the challenge of being in it.

Armando DeGuzman

Hailing from San Diego and a graduate of University of California at Berkeley, Armando has been an entertaining addition to our staff. Since joining our firm in 2007, Armando has established himself as a valued member of our architectural design team. Armando is nearing completion of his IDP requirements and preparing for his NCARB exam. His graphic rendering skills have been of great assistance on projects such as the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Armando is the past president of Capital City Rotaract.

Ben Wood

The primary drafter at JYW, Ben is our "go-to" guy for AutoCAD and Revit. If you have a question or need assistance with a drawing, Ben is the guy to call. He is actively involved in the technical drafting of nearly every project generated by our office. In addition to his drafting work, Ben assists with the maintenance and management of our IT systems. Ben's other life includes motorcycles and volunteering in youth activities.

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