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Dorrie Brooks Elected Associate Partner
January 20, 2017

Dorrie was Project Architect through construction for the renovation of the 1916 Drury High School (renamed Colegrove Park Elementary School) in North Adams, a project that was recently recognized for outstanding achievement in Learning By Design, a national school design periodical. She was also designed a new, modernist condominium project on Grove Street in Northampton, developed by the Small House Opportunity Project. The Grove Street Condominiums and Colegrove Elementary both won awards for design excellence recently from WMAIA.

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JWA to be highlighted in Spring 2017 Learning by Design
January 20, 2017

Colegrove Park Elementary Wins MHC Preservation Award
December 8, 2016

The $28 million dollar restoration led by Jones Whitsett Architects celebrates the Renaissance Revival masonry building's importance to local history with restored exterior masonry and interior plaster, terrazzo, metal and stone details, as well as interpretive panels and archival photographs.

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JWA Wins 2016 Design Awards from Western Massachusetts AIA
December 8, 2016

Clarksburg Chooses Jones Whitsett for School Study
October 10, 2016

Granby Gets the Go Ahead
April 6, 2016

Jones Whitsett Architects developed the schematic design and will now begin the process of preparing construction documents for the project which will go to bid in the Fall of 2017.

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Margo Jones elected to AIA College of Fellows
February 8, 2016

JWA Chosen for Leverett Project
January 20, 2016

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Two Newly Registered Architects On Staff
December 30, 2015

Dorrie, a 2011 graduate of UMass Amherst Masters program, has been instrumental in our Colegrove Park School project in North Adams, MA, a K-7 addition/historic restoration project.   This $29 million, MSBA funded project is nearing completion, with teachers moving in, and students about to start school in the refurbished facility after the holidays.  Dorrie was the “engine” for this project - producing Revit bid documents, and expertly shepherding the project through the challenging hurdles of historic reconstruction.  

Dorrie is also spearheading our efforts on several exciting residential projects, including the construction of a series of contemporary condominiums in the Grove Street neighborhood of Northampton.

Dorrie arrived at our office three years ago with strong experience in project management, communications and exhibit design, and has now earned the licensure credential to lead architectural projects from start to finish.

Lawson also attended University of Massachusetts Amherst  graduate school where he earned both a Masters of Architecture  and a Masters of Landscape Architecture in 2013. He has become fully qualified for registration, and just awaits the certificate.  Lawson has been activeon several of JWA’s projects.  Notably, Lawson participated in all facets of the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School addition/renovation project in Adams, MA.  Lawson was invaluable in guiding this project through construction, in an occupied building, with an urgent need for expansion despite a limited budget and tight timeframe.  

Lawson completed the experience and examination requirements for licensure two years after joining our firm.

Congratulations, Lawson and Dorrie!  Architecture welcomes you and is fortunate to include you in its ranks.  And our firm is stronger and more capable with your new qualifications!  

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Ribbon Cutting at Plains Elementary School
November 13, 2015

After some opening remarks outside, the celebration moved inside to the Central Stair, where the entire school sang a fun rendition of "Brick by Brick".  JWA was honored to see so many parents, staff, students and community members excited about their new school.

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