Jarrod knew he wanted to be an architect since the third grade and still exudes that fresh enthusiasm. Innovative, congenial and curious, he advances our relationships and technologies, tends much of our business process, and drives proactive environmental stewardship.
Jarrod thinks of architecture in terms of long-term community building, linking his design to context and culture. His architecture is forward thinking, informed by his joy in travel and appreciation of the diversity and commonality in how people and architecture interact across cultural divides.
An avid cycler and skier, Jarrod grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Mountains and water compel him to honor the beauty of the Bay Area with designs that respond to the shape and needs of the earth, connecting those who experience his buildings to them. He aspires to a body of work that his children and theirs will be proud of.
Juancarlos always admired modernist Luis Barragan, whose colorful walls signified joy and vibrant life, bringing emotion and Mexican sensuality to the International style. His architecture captures that spirit, sometimes with color; sometimes with masterful use of unity and proportion; always through strategically crafted, multi-sensual experiences that unfold in surprising ways.
After growing up in Guadalajara and receiving his architectural professional degree and licensure in Mexico, Juancarlos broadened his design vocabulary by working and traveling in Japan, New York and Europe. Witnessing architecture as tangible expression of a country’s distinctive way of life, brought insight to the power of it to change and improve life.
At Signum Juancarlos’ incisive, critical thinking informs our projects and our business decisions. Genuine and charismatic, he inspires trust and ever-better design. A cycler, former surfer and tennis contender, his joy is design and family.
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture. University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts, Scripps College
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Bachelor of Graphic Arts and Italian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Master of Architecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Architecture, Academy of Art University