Whether you are a small congregation or a national chain, our team approaches every project as a new opportunity to provide “excellence” and surpass client expectations… in all respects. A unique aspect of our approach is the way we proactively plan for and manage the entire building process for you. Our wealth of experience allows us to develop consensus and conviction within complex committee and business structures. Best of all – we are always keeping your budget in mind.
We are proud to call Grand Rapids, Michigan our home, but we are also licensed to practice architecture in 19 states scattered throughout the country. By doing so, our team is able to promote a cross-fertilization of new ideas and trends.
So no matter where you are located, we are excited to talk to you about starting something together!
Jeff graduated with a Master's of Architecture from the University of Michigan. He is licensed to practice in 19 states and has accumulated over 30 years of experience. Under his guidance, Jeffrey Parker Architects has built its reputation by creating purpose-driven, culturally-relevant and financially-responsible facilities. He enjoys bringing creativity and insights to projects, big picture visioning and developing step-by-step action plans. He is married, has two daughters and enjoys coffee, the Detroit Tigers and getting away for long weekends in big cities.
Wayne is a Licensed Architect with 26 of years of experience in all phases of design, from master planning through design development, construction documents and construction administration. His career has primarily focused on religious work with the last 16 years at Jeffrey Parker Architects. His emphasis with each project is working as a team to meet client's goals and budget. Wayne enjoys traveling, golf, baseball and all things for his alma mater, University of Michigan – Go Blue!
Kristi has over 20 years of architectural and management experience involving all aspects of project development from programming through construction documentation, consultant selection, coordination, and client contact. Kristi has been an integral part of the team since joining the company in 1996, and her responsibilities include: project management, cost analysis, construction administration and details, design, bidding, and conceptual plans. Kristi is also very active with her family, church and community activities.
Melissa brought her 12 years of bookkeeping and office managing experience to Jeffrey Parker Architects as Administrative Assistant in May 2012. She is responsible for most of the day-to-day office functions and providing administrative support to the rest of the team. She really enjoys seeing the end result of projects, especially knowing all the expertise and passion that is conveyed in each individual one. Melissa resides with her husband in Lowell, Michigan. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, playing volleyball and spending time with her family.
After earning a BSBA from Aquinas College and enjoying a long profession in marketing, training and finance management, along with many years of volunteer work, Christine retired from her full-time career and started her second career with Jeffrey Parker Architects as part-time marketing/business development manager. Her biggest thrill is listening to people and discussing how Jeffrey Parker Architects can help them make their visions a reality. Christine loves to spend time with her family, garden and travel.
Justin joined Jeffrey Parker Architects soon after graduating from Judson University. As an architectural technician, he has worked on a wide variety of projects, including churches, restaurants, hotels and office buildings. In his spare time, he has participated in several design competitions, such as Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES), American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), and Death By Architecture. He also enjoys drawing and building things. Justin and his wife, Renee, live in Otsego, Michigan.
Part of the team since 1992, Brian is the lead designer for projects ranging from master plans for large, multi-venue church campuses to building designs that uniquely reflect the personality and vibrancy of its occupants. He especially enjoys making a difference in people’s lives – through their workplaces and churches. He is a Licensed Architect and holds a Master's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan. Brian is a West Michigan native, and in his spare time, can often be found bicycling, enjoying water sports or skiing.
Current Open Positions
Jeffrey Parker Architects is currently seeking a Project Architect or Graduate Architect to join its team in the creation of exemplary projects. This is a growth opportunity for a qualified architect with demonstrated technical, organizational and leadership skills.
- • Lead team and conduct client meetings
- • Develop schematic designs and construction documents
- • Interact with owners and contractors during construction
- • Act as a point of contact for technical issues
- • Degree in Architecture with 3+ years of experience
- • Proficiency in MicroStation
- • Excellent problem solving skills
- • Strong technical expertise related to design and construction
Please forward resume and portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Parker Architects is an equal opportunity employer.