OUR TEAM


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Bob Galloway, AIA, CSI

Founding Principal

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

Founding Principal

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

Principal

Kennedy is a Principal Architect at JGA. He 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

Principal

David is a Principal Architect 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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Mandy Jaye McWilliams, RID

Senior associate

Mandy is a Senior Associate and Registered Interior Designer at JGA with 17 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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Alfred Brice, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate

Alfred is a Senior Associate Architect 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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Allison Stoos, AIA

associate

Allison is an Associate Architect 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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Drew Cummings

Associate

Drew Cummings is an Associate Architect at JGA who contributes exceptional problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, practical and hands-on experience to every project.

Throughout Drew’s 11+ years experience in K-12, Higher Education, Commercial, and Residential Architecture he has led collaborative teams to achieve innovative, functional, and cost-effective design solutions to strategically accomplish the owner’s objectives and provide optimal environments for each facility’s end users.

Drew grew up in Western Travis County, where he returned after completing both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While not at work; Drew enjoys rock climbing, motorcycling, and camping in the great outdoors. He also serves on set up & tech crews at Trinity Church in South Austin.

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Carl Trominski

Associate

Carl Trominski is an Associate Architect at JGA.

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James Lindsay, Assoc. AIA

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James is an Associate 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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Baker Galloway

Associate, Marketing 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. 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, but that really do make life just a little bit sweeter.

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 year-round at Barton Springs Pool, and spending time with his wife and children. 

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Ronda Haywood, SDA

Associate, 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.

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Matt Jones

Architectural Intern

Matt is an architectural intern at JGA.

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Tram Phan

Interior Design Assistant

Tram is a creative who believes in the power of beautiful and FUN-ctional interiors to transform daily experiences.

Born in the lush landscapes of Nha Trang, Vietnam, Tram moved to the Cajun suburbs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana at age 7. She developed at an early age a keen awareness for her surroundings and cultures. Through her love of nature and being outdoors – in combination with the realization that the average American spends more than 90% of their life indoors – Tram chose to take on Interiors professionally. She hoped to one day change the way in which developers thought about buildings not just as envelopes but rather as portals. Portals to other fun worlds.

Tram graduated with a B.ID from LSU with specific interests in sustainability, child development spaces, and Playscapes.

Since moving to Austin Tram has fallen in love with the unique urban landscapes that are so closely intertwined with their natural counterparts.

When not working, Tram is also a Pomeranian mom & enjoys hiking through Austin’s greenbelts with Scooter, doing Barre3, and cooking Viet-Cajun fusions.