JacobsWyper Architects is pleased to announce the recent promotion of four individuals as partners of the firm. The new partners, who combined have more than seven decades of architectural experience, are recognized as significant contributors to JacobsWyper’s growth and success.
“The promotion of these four architects is less about succession than it is about significantly expanding the talent pool of the partnership,” according to JacobsWyper co-founder Jamie Wyper, AIA. “They have long demonstrated to our clients their leadership, expertise and talent, and this promotion is recognition of the high value they bring to both the firm and our projects.”
Co-founder Terry Jacobs, AIA adds: “These new partners expand the firm’s recognized national expertise in R&D, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Museum and Academic facilities and Corporate projects. The camaraderie and collaborative spirit they bring to the firm greatly enhances the culture at JacobsWyper.”
About the New Partners
Magdalena Krapf, AIA, LEED AP
Since joining the firm in 1998, Magda has played a key role in some of JacobsWyper’s largest projects for pharmaceutical and corporate clients that include AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Mars Drinks and Johnson & Johnson. The depth of her experience and expertise has made her an invaluable asset as a designer and manager, as well as a resource and mentor for younger architects within the firm. Magda’s passion for architecture is evident in her attention to detail and ability to creatively translate client requirements into innovative and productive environments.
Christine Hofnagel, AIA
Christine has been with JacobsWyper for 13 years, and during that time has become a recognized expert in cGMP design for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing, lab and research facilities. Her work, which takes her throughout the United States and abroad, has given Christine an appreciation for different regional design preferences, requirements and construction techniques. Frequent research, writing and speaking engagements ensure that Christine remains at the forefront of compliant design practices, always delivering smart, efficiently-programmed spaces for her clients.
Jamie Doran, LEED AP
Jamie’s work focuses on laboratories and research facilities for higher education and corporate clients, including Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and most recently, Arbutus Biopharma. She enjoys the technical complexity inherent when working with scientific research and development facilities and the challenge of designing for specialized user needs. As co-chair of JWA’s Laboratory Planning and Design team, Jamie guides the firm’s research into the future of laboratory programming trends.
David Searles, AIA, LEED AP
David joined JacobsWyper through the firm’s merger with SaylorGregg Architects in 2014. Backed by 28 years of experience with academic and cultural institutions, David has helped nurture a new, thriving Museum & Cultural Design division within JacobsWyper, resulting in significant projects for Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center, the American Bible Society and the Academy of Natural Sciences. His development as an architect was influenced by how people’s lives can be enriched through architecture, a mindset he brings to each new project.