Architect – Senior Design Manager
Janel takes the leadership role for all the projects that she is involved in, sets the expectations early in the project for all disciplines and focuses her efforts on design quality. She uses her clear and direct communication skills to convey important tasks and details to the internal and external design teams and takes the initiative in incorporating key project items such as owner standards, state and local building code requirements and overall good design practice details. When presented with difficult design issues and problems, you can always count on her to identify these issues and present sound solutions.
Throughout her tenure at Haskell, Janel participated in the Great Place to Work Advisory Team which identified areas of focus to assist with making Haskell and its employee’s great, in particular was involved with the Living the Values sub-committee. She always founds time to interact with young students, year after year, to share her enthusiasm and “can-do” attitude and encourage them to pursue their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey. Janel has had such a positive impact on so many young students in the ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) Mentoring Program and most recently participating in an Architect Barbie workshop which encourages the next generation of second grade girls to pursue a career in architecture. Janel truly exemplify being a servant leader both at work and in our community.
Janel is professionally affiliated with the American Institute of Architects (AIA); National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA); National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Community In Schools (Board Member – Secretary 2020 and 2021) and an alumni of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2018.