Our Team


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Bob Galloway, AIA, CSI

Principal Architect

Bob Galloway is a founding Principal at JGA. He leads the firm in all aspects of design production and management, and oversees the firm’s project managers. Bob is an expert in commercial architecture for educational, athletic, religious, and community facilities, and has been practicing architecture professionally for 33 years.

As a principal Bob loves staying involved in every phase of the design process and often provides construction administration services for the office. In fact, Bob excels in most every aspect of the architectural practice except for one – he's color blind. Not badly, but greens and browns give him fits. Envisioning  a masterful site planning concept come easy for  Bob, yet refining a challenging roof flashing detail he sees as just as important to a successful project. A  bit of an admitted workaholic, Bob is an extremely early morning person; however, come late afternoon he is usually off to Lady Bird Lake where he is even more of a rowing addict.  

Practically all of Bob's clients are non-profit organizations, from church staffs to school administrators. His practice often feels more like a ministry than a professional career. Nothing is more important to Bob than ending a job well, finishing strong. And nothing is more fulfilling than getting a call from a prior client who is ready to start planning for phase 2, which happens frequently. His architectural solutions are contextual and inventive while at the same time highly practical and cost-effective.  

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John C. Jackson, AIA, RID

Principal Architect

John Jackson is a founding Principal at JGA. He leads the firm in design, client service and business development. John is an expert communicator, designer and project leader with extensive experience in commercial and residential architecture, and has been practicing architecture professionally for 32 years.

John was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but gladly claims to be a Volunteer Texan! John received his B.Arch at the University of Arkansas at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, and subsequently worked for Mr. Jones. After his early career in Arkansas where he worked with his present partner, Bob, John moved to Austin for graduate education in the Charles Moore program at UT.  He taught at Texas A&M for a period, and then founded the Austin firm Jackson Architecture 20 years ago, which soon became Jackson Galloway Associates. John enjoys art and many outdoor activities, but most of all he takes pride in designing places and things of beauty…especially in Austin.

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Kennedy Colombo
LEED AP BD+C

Associate Architect

Kennedy Colombo is an Associate Architect and Senior Project Manager at JGA. Kennedy is an expert in educational, residential, office, restaurant, and healthcare facilities, and has been
practicing architecture professionally for 18 years. He graduated with a B.Arch from University of Houston, where he spent a semester studying at the University of Rome, and also earned a Master of Architectural History from the University of Texas.

The Pantheon in Rome and Thorncrown Chapel in the woods of Arkansas number among some of Kennedy's favorite architectural places. Outside the office he enjoys woodworking, sketching, gardening, and collaborating on ever-continuing home design projects with his wife Claire (and with occasional assistance from their two children).

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David Polkinghorn

Associate Architect

David is an Associate Architect and Senior Project Manager at JGA, as well as our firm’s in-house BIM coach and technology expert. His project experience includes public school design in the Houston area, as well as historic preservation, civic, residential, and religious architecture in Austin. 

A graduate of Texas A&M University, David and his wife enjoy raising their children, involvement with their church community, and excursions to the hill country — especially those involving water sports and/or German food.

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Alfred Brice, AIA,
LEED AP BD+C

Associate Architect

Alfred is an Associate Architect and Project Manager at JGA with a diverse background in design and management for residential, commercial, education, municipal and healthcare facilities. Born in Chile and fluent en Español, Alfred adds bilingual client services to our growing JGA team. He sees architecture above all as a fun and rewarding process and values developing personal relationships with clients. 

Alfred discovered his love of architecture at the footsteps of La Sagrada Família in Barcelona. During his Master of Architecture program at Texas Tech University he also studied in Vicenza, Italy, spending most weekends walking and sketching the streets of Venice. After graduating with a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin Alfred worked in San Antonio for a number of years but is happy to finally be home again in Austin. He is the father of 4 children and has been married to his high school sweetheart for 18 years.

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James Lindsay, Assoc. AIA

Designer, Project Manager

James is a Project Manager and Designer at JGA who specializes in guiding architectural designs all the way through from early schematics to functional solutions and a quality execution of construction. His creativity and dogged attention to detail make him a constant advocate for our clients’ objectives. 

While he'll always feel at home in the mountains of Colorado, James came to Austin in the late 90's to study Architecture at the University of Texas and liked it here too much to leave. Proud to be with JGA for over a decade, he has worked on a broad spectrum of worship, education, and non-profit projects.

Over the years James has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, local churches, community planning efforts, and led organizations to help raise up young artists and musicians.  When not working James is traveling, camping, hiking, and enjoying good food and shows with friends.

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Michael Raia, Assoc. AIA

Designer, Project Manager

Michael is a Project Manager and Designer at JGA who specializes in liturgical design, acoustics, audio-visual and lighting systems, and spaces for youth / student ministries. His 12 years of professional design experience in religious, education, and community facilities paired with his involvement in a variety of volunteer activities enable him to provide well-informed and quality design services for clients.

Originally from Houston, Michael holds an architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Liturgy from the Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake to better serve church clients. Michael assists in planning the annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference and is a speaker and musician for youth and young adult ministries. He plays in volleyball and skeeball leagues, is an avid college football fan, and enjoys live music, swimming, and home improvement projects.

 

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Mandy Jaye McWilliams, RID

Registered Interior Designer

Mandy has 13 years of experience in commercial interior design. Her Projects include faith-based, educational, office, tenant finish-out, and athletic facilities.

Born and raised in Midland, TX, Mandy knew at a young age a career in design was her calling. Originally a fashion design major, Mandy quickly realized that a career in the fashion industry would most likely take her out of the state of Texas.  This wasn't an option for Mandy, as she loves being a Texan.  After graduating at the top of her class at Texas Tech University, Mandy moved to Austin and began her career with Jackson Galloway Associates. In her years of service to educational, faith-based and non-profit clients she has developed exceptional abilities to solve design challenges and create timelessly beautiful spaces while working within tight budgets.  

When not working, Mandy and her husband Austin enjoy spending time with their two young children. 

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Allison Stoos, AIA

Designer, Project Manager

Allison is an Associate Architect and Project Manager at JGA with a background in Public Interest Design and design build. She specializes in helping clients achieve their missions in beautiful ways with thoughtful and effective architectural solutions. Her project experience includes religious and commercial architecture in Austin.

While achieving her Masters of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, she was greatly involved in the Public Interest Design Program, providing design build projects for communities in need in the Austin area. While wielding power tools in the Texas summer heat, Allison realized she loved serving the unique neighborhoods and community groups of Austin by creating beautiful spaces, and is grateful to now do so on a larger scale at JGA.

Allison’s architectural aesthetic was heavily influenced by the energetic colors and shapes of Gaudi and Koolhaas while studying abroad in Spain and the Netherlands, and she strives to bring those same reflections of joy in living to each space she creates. She received her Bachelors in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and still proudly claims the title of Aggie despite marrying a Longhorn.  Outside of work you can find her with her husband paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake, playing soccer, running through a greenbelt with their two dogs, or serving in KIDS at the St. John Campus of the Austin Stone Community Church. 

 

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Lamour Hudson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP ID+C

Designer, Project Manager

Lamour is a Project Manager and Designer at JGA specializing in design schematics and coordination, with emphasis on leveraging diverse software technologies. Throughout the years he has worked on a wide variety of commercial renovation projects, fine tuning his skills in bringing life to spaces.

Lamour was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Although a huge fan of urban design and the Knicks, his heart for the city couldn't keep him in NY. In fact, he lived in both Virginia and Ohio before finally settling in Austin, Texas. Lamour graduated from Miami University (OH) with a B.Arch, additionally minoring in Urban & Regional Analysis. There he gained international experience assisting in the design and build of an Outdoor Reading space in Ghana, West Africa.

When Lamour is not at work, he enjoys listening to music, working out, and spending time exploring the city with his daughter – who at sporting events always seems to root for the home team (even though Lamour would prefer her to stay loyal to NY teams). But Austin hasn't failed to provide more than enough cultural stimulus... And food trucks; can't forget the food trucks.

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Baker Galloway

Designer, Project Manager

Baker is a Project Designer at JGA who specializes in creating custom Architectural, Branding and Signage & Wayfinding graphics that help our clients communicate with their audiences. His 15 years of professional design experience with commercial, religious and educational clients – combined with his creative gifting, attention to detail, and dedication to client service – enable him to deliver focused, organized, and inspired graphical designs for your use.

Baker also manages the aesthetics of our in-house production materials. He exercises his role with the acumen of a seagull, perspicacity of a fox, and punctuality of a labrador. His pet peeves are discovering Arial when Helvetica could have been used, and, well, many many other things that you probably don't think are that big a deal.

Outside of work Baker's interests include painting (art, not houses), byzantine iconography and architecture, listening to indie synthpop, serving as a cantor at St. John Orthodox Church, swimming twice a week year-round at Barton Springs Pool, and spending time with his wife and two children. 

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Jonathan Langdon

Designer

Born and raised in Austin, Jonathan is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University where he earned both his Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Architecture. Jonathan’s educational endeavors have led him to study in Seattle, Los Angeles, Valparaiso Chile and even the Great Salt Lake. 

Although drastically different from the plains of Lubbock, Jonathan is excited to have recently returned to Austin and looks forward to the many adventures the city and the surrounding hill country provides. 

 

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Ronda Haywood, SDA

Executive Administrator

Ronda has been our firm’s chief admin for over 10 years – keeping us organized, informed, well-documented and supplied; and keeping our billing in order. 

She moved to Austin in 2000 with her family and soon afterwards decided she was home. Ronda graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Theater Arts degree, minoring in English and Dance.  After hanging up her dance shoes she became a Design Administrator and has been involved in the design field for over 24 years – working for design firms in Florida, Washington State, Minnesota, and now Texas. Ronda is married to an architect and has two teenagers and two dogs who keep her very busy. In her spare time (if she can find it) she likes to read, take long walks, and draw.

Tori Liggett

Marketing and Design Assistant

Tori contributes much-appreciated help to our team with her skills in journalism, marketing and design, assisting the entire studio with important tasks for current and future clients.

Originally from Fort Worth, Tori attended Baylor University to study Journalism and Marketing. Upon graduation she gravitated towards marketing  because of her new-found love for print and web design. The constant change of projects and getting to meet with clients are also perks to marketing that come natural to her. 

Tori moved to Austin from Colorado and is excited about the outdoor opportunities the city has to offer. When not at work you can most likely find her enjoying the outdoors, re-creating some type of southern comfort cuisine, and improving her portrait photography skills. She loves being involved with local schools, churches and different community outreaches.