Meet The Team
Jerel McCants AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
Mr. McCants mission is to contribute to innovative architectural design and construction methods to residential and commercial markets as a Managing Principal based on his ability to direct staff members and communicate effectively with clients and contractors.
Mr. McCants believes that design is an action that is expressed: an act of many different disciplines uniting in a common cause which he terms “Responsive Architecture”. His mix of small, medium and large (S,M,L) projects has allowed him to maintain a steady firm standing and consistent viability in the global marketplace.
Terry’s main area of responsibility within the firm is in management/oversight which includes: Coordination and directing practice efforts in design, technical specifications and construction administration. He provides his extensive experience and skill set in the solution and problem solving skills of what it takes to deliver the built environment in an efficient, value-added, and pragmatic manner.
Keila has 10 years of professional experience working with clients from inception, schematics through completion, she has executed a variety of high-end retail and residential projects in New York, CANADA, and the Caribbean.
Working with brands such as Club-Monaco, Roberto Cavalli, THEORY, SISLEY, and TISSOT. In addition to apartment renovation, NYC Townhouses, and single-family homes.
Keila is a native of the Dominican Republic and has lived in the united states from a very young age. She is strong in conceptual and technical abilities which provides for a high level of artistry and competency to the firm. She loves traveling and it is her main source of inspiration in providing inventive and original design solutions to unique issues presented by clients.
Intern Architect III
Safoura has ten years of experience working for the City of Shiraz, Iran as the Urban Beautification Department Head. While at this position she lead multi-disciplinary professionals to produce federally funded projects throughout the City. Once is the United States, she carried her knowledge to various firms providing public/ private design and coordination services. We are excited to have her unquie skill set contribute to our expanding client base.
In her role at JMA, Inc. she expands her influence to include business operations, marketing, and sales to the design industry. Her interests in outreach and development will contribute greatly to the goals of client retention and grooming facilitation.
Marci’s experience and education includes various training programs completed and certification within Six-Sigma, Information Security, Leadership Essentials, Code of Ethics and Elements of Management.
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Professional Affiliations and Credentials
- American Institute of Architects, Tampa Bay Chapter State Director
- Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Advisory Board, Member
- Friends of Tampa Union Station, Board Member
- ACE Mentor Program, Mentor Team Leader
- Certificate in Community Real Estate Development, University of South Florida, Tampa
- Masters of Architecture, University of South Florida, Tampa
- Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville
- OSD, State of Florida Minority, Women & Service Disabled Veteran Business Certification
- Aviation Authority, Florida Unified Certification Program, DBE for all USDOT federal aid projects
- U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Certified Business
- New York