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Projects

Mt. Olive AME Church

Mt. Olive AME Church

JMA provided site master planning services whereas the proposed access, parking and building placement on the church campus was designed along with conceptualizing, designing this new 21,000 SF Worship Building for this AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church...

TOP Gym

TOP Gym

Renovations of this historic 95-year-old school was designated an accelerated project due to the short time duration to complete the intense scope of work.The work included: rerouting of fire suppression system, selective ceiling system with lighting system...

2015 N Central Ave Lofts

2015 N Central Ave Lofts

Renovations of this historic 95-year-old school was designated an accelerated project due to the short time duration to complete the intense scope of work.The work included: rerouting of fire suppression system, selective ceiling system with lighting system...

King High School

King High School

Renovations of this historic 95-year-old school was designated an accelerated project due to the short time duration to complete the intense scope of work.The work included: rerouting of fire suppression system, selective ceiling system with lighting system...

Geo’s Lounge

Geo’s Lounge

Renovations of this historic 95-year-old school was designated an accelerated project due to the short time duration to complete the intense scope of work.The work included: rerouting of fire suppression system, selective ceiling system with lighting system...

Par+Bar Mini Golf Course and Bar

Par+Bar Mini Golf Course and Bar

Architect for a novel concept to adapt an existing abandoned building into a bar and putting amenity to add to the flavor of the St. Petersburg’s Grand Central art’s district, located just west of downtown. This reclaimed and repurposed 10,000 SF plot of land was...

CTV Capital

CTV Capital

Our task was to convert a vacant 13,000 s.f. warehouse into the new offices of CTV Capital, LLC.This existing warehouse needed structural reinforcement of deteriorated wood post and beam system along with extensive subflooring rebuilding. This project involved...

Memorial Middle School

Memorial Middle School

Renovations of this historic 95-year-old school was designated an accelerated project due to the short time duration to complete the intense scope of work.The work included: rerouting of fire suppression system, selective ceiling system with lighting system...

Maya Patel Orthodontic Clinic Complex

Maya Patel Orthodontic Clinic Complex

The new home for MVP Orthodontics is to be a contemporary design to draw attention to the travelers along U.S. HWY 301, which is a major thorough fare for commuters.The Owner wanted high-end interior and exterior finishes to make an attractive statement to reflect her...

La La’s Sangria Bar

La La’s Sangria Bar

The Owner wanted to create an environment that would cater to professional career-oriented women that would be an alternative to the typical lounge environment that may feel undesirable to the upmarket demographic. This concept would feature multiple selections of...

Early Childhood Development Center

Early Childhood Development Center

This 2,500 S.F. space was left in a “Grey Box” condition before Tampa Housing Authority and Hillsborough County Public Schools selected this space to be the first daycare for the residents of the Trio @ Encore. A musical theme was desired for the daycare to tie into...

Mortar & Pestel

Mortar & Pestel

The new construction 2,200 s.f. new concept restaurant was recently completed within the growing Seminole Heights commercial corridor that features boutique style eatery’s that have a unique commonality to the area while serving entirely different food trends.  This...

81Bay Brewing Company

81Bay Brewing Company

This is a collaboration between JMA + SOL Design Studio to provide the first home for 81Bay Brewing Company. This project was located within an existing office complex that was completely remodeled to provide the necessary brewing and distillery equipment to produce...

Irish 31

Irish 31

The is the third location of this restaurant chain that is located with Westshore Mall conveniently near the main entrance. This location was formerly two separate mall tenants that were relocated to allow enough room for the 2,700 s.f. floor area that is required to...

Spin Gym

Spin Gym

A proposed spin cycle gym that is to be located in downtown Tampa.Two shipping containers encompassed the entire gym. The first floor has a reception/ check-in desk, cubby lockers, sitting area and a restroom with shower. The second floor houses approximately 10 spin...

Bodyssey Gym

Bodyssey Gym

This 7,000 s.f. gym and physical therapy complex is the new home for this wellness concept that integrates workout, healthy living and rehabilitation.This facility features a gourmet juice bar, recovery lounge, weight and exercise areas, massage rooms, consultation...

205 W Comanche

205 W Comanche

An existing 1,050 s.f. residence was remodeled along with a 720 s.f. master suite addition with private deck in the rear. Improvements include a remodeled kitchen, house bath and bedroom, new family room with access to a side yard deck and master bedroom.

Fire Station 8 – St. Pete

Fire Station 8 – St. Pete

Co-Designer and Project Manager of a 1-story, 7,223 SF fire station to replace an existing station. This project is St. Petersburg’s first LEED Accredited fire station achieving LEED Gold Certification. This Fire Station was designed to include sustainable millwork,...

Taps – Ft. Lauderdale

Taps – Ft. Lauderdale

The remodel and expansion of an existing 2,500 S.F. space located on the ground floor of the Mixed-Use Building.This restaurant is the first Taps Bar and Lounge in the Ft. Lauderdale / Miami area. Extensive demolition of interior rooms, kitchen and exterior storefront...

208 East Ross Ave

208 East Ross Ave

This project was an reconstruction of an existing 1,700 s.f., 2-story residence that was required to obtain approval from the ARC (Architectural Review Commission) before the permit was granted. The scope of work was a complete interior remodel to provide an open and...

The Corner Store

The Corner Store

This exciting new restaurant concept incorporated an “Old Time Grocer Shoppe” theme where customers could use bags and fill as much grains and food product as desired and pay by the pound. Other features included a hydroponics display, sandwich prep station, packaged...

5114 West Platt St

5114 West Platt St

This mid-century modern home was upgraded to transform the interior to a contemporary home with a modern “all white” kitchen with island/ bar area, open floor plan with a remodeled sitting area within the 2,025 s.f. footprint. Exterior improvements included an...

Mintz Elementary School

The renovation of the 58,000 S.F. campus is an on-going project focused primarily on exterior painting with repairs to damage caused by water intrusion.  The project is divided into three phases.  In Phase I, the team determined the cause and extent of water intrusion...

Tyndall AFB Building 266 Add / Alternate

Designer and Principal Architect for the 3,000 SF addition to the Air Force Parts Store along with renovations to the existing building #266 warehouse to include a 2,400 SF classified storage vault and selective demolition of existing 1,600 SF administrative area and...

Edison Elementary School HVAC and Interior Renovations

The renovation of the existing campus to include lead abatement, HVAC Chill-water system change-out, fan coil unit replacement, New Fire Protection system, Boiler replacement, window tinting, lighting and ceiling replacement, electrical system upgrade of entire campus...

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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

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • 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

Architect Registrations

  • Florida,  
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • Michigan

Eric Del Monte

Project Manager

Eric is a native of Miami, Florida and is a graduate of Miami Dade College and the University of South Florida with a Masters in Architecture. He contributes his knowledge in Revit, CADD, Lumion, Twin Motion and other 3D modeling software. Fluent in Spanish and English to provide services to a greater public to meet outreach goals to our community.

Terry Miller

Construction Administrator

Mr. Terry T. Miller brings over 34 years in architecture and construction, that ranged from project designer to project architect within architectural firms in the Tampa Bay area. His work experience includes all phases, from project inception through project completion and close-out. His extensive previous experience in the construction industry has proven to be invaluable in understanding the architectural and construction process in delivering the built environment.

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.

Manuel Alvarino

Project Manager II

Mr. Manuel is a native of Cuba and has lived in the United States for over 10 years. He has worked as an intern while in Cuba before coming to the U.S. to further his education. Currently, he is enrolled in Architectural Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Manuel has an extensive range of experience in commercial renovation and residential. He has a multitude of experience in computer rendering and modeling with an advanced knowledge of multiple graphic software platforms. His abilities has added an extra dimension to our office environment.

Safoura Kazemilari

Project Manager I

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.

Ada Padilla

Office Administrator

Ada has over 30 years’ experience in office management/ administration and human resources and has a degree in accounting. Her responsibilities have covered areas of business operations regarding payroll, bookkeeping, account reconciliation, customer services and vendor relations.

She has worked for various companies in the design and construction fields which has proven to be a valuable skill set when working with industry professionals. Her management of staff and involvement in day-to-day tasks improve our proficiency and response to better serve our clients and consultants.

Ada’s expanded responsibilities covers contract agreements, business development and outreach in the community to promote the firm’s vision and mission statement to enhance our impact into the greater Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Jerel McCants AIA, LEED Green Assoc.

Principal-In-Charge

Mr. Jerel McCants established Jerel McCants Architecture, Inc. in 2009. Mr. McCants has experience in many building types including Municipal, Educational, High-rise condominiums, Cultural and Residential.

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.