ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeni Lassley, Jeff Gibson and Chris Belyea to senior level associate positions as the firm pursues improvements to its overall organizational structure.
These changes will allow ELM to better serve its clients as the design team focuses on delivering exceptional results for several high-profile projects during the coming years, such as Healthy Town on the JEA Southbank site, Sawgrass Village Phases II and III, Bartram Village, Tamaya Amenity and Arbor Terrace Ponte Vedra.
“After nearly 14 years in business, we felt that it was necessary to revise the structure of the firm to meet the needs of our clients in order to continue providing high-quality design services for their many diverse projects. Jeni, Jeff and Chris demonstrate the leadership characteristics and technical skills that our firm would like to foster throughout our design team with these enhanced mentorship opportunities,” ELM principal Tim Miller said.
These new senior level associates will help lead the day-to-day architectural and landscape architectural design efforts as well as mentoring the talent within the Jacksonville studio.
Jeni is a registered architect and a LEED-Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction with more than 25 years of experience in design, production of construction documents, project management and construction administration. She has managed and been involved with a broad range of projects including churches, schools, military projects, office buildings, multi-family, parks and recreational, medical offices, niche retail centers, and single-family residential.
Many of the projects that Jeni has completed during her nine years at ELM have been resort style recreational projects, and within that realm her experience ranges from large scale water parks to club facilities with banquet and kitchen operations. Her expertise also includes renovations of historic urban buildings into mixed-use projects consisting of multi-family, hotel and commercial uses. Known for her ability to manage a project from its conception through the completion of construction, Lassley enjoys building and maintaining relationships with clients and the entire project team.
Jeff is a registered landscape architect with nearly 13 years of experience in a broad range of land development and site planning projects. His understanding of the interface between buildings and site results in superior design solutions, and his attention to detail and intuitive understanding of construction issues ensures that all aspects of design are properly executed.
During his 11 years at ELM, Jeff’s creativity, curiosity and technical understanding have been a unique contribution to numerous successful projects, such as Sawgrass Village, Estancia, Estancia Villas, RiverTown Amenity Center and Aquatics, Amelia National Clubhouse, Johns Creek Amenity and TideWater Amenity Center and Fields.
When Chris joined the ELM team three years ago, he brought with him more than 20 years of architectural experience and a strong background serving public and private sector clients in corporate, higher education and university, as well as mixed-use urban and residential building design and construction.
Chris, a registered architect, served as the project manager for the University of North Florida’s award-winning Fine Arts Center and Library Addition and Renovations. He was also the project manager for the University of North Florida’s award-winning Student Union, which was voted by architects as the top building in the state during the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Top 100 Buildings competition.
Chris has been instrumental in several projects to touch the Northeast Florida community, including the Sawgrass Village redevelopment, LEED-Certified Mayo Clinic Primary Care, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Berg’s Bistro in St. Vincent’ s Medical Center, and the KLS Martin Office Building.
Following ELM’s fall 2014 announcements regarding nine new additions to its overall staff in Jacksonville and Seattle, Wash., the firm has developed this new organizational structure as a more productive approach to developing the talent and expertise of its staff. This momentum continues to enhance the synergy of the ELM team as three additional experienced designers have joined the company since these previous announcements.
ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller was created to offer superior design services by integrating planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design disciplines to create high-quality projects of greater value and to become a demonstrated leader in improving projects and the communities in which they work.
Distinguished by the flexibility of a boutique firm with intense partner-level leadership and a diverse, talented team, ELM listens to its clients; understands their goals; and fosters an innovative, collaborative culture to exceed client expectations.
ELM’s experience and expertise have contributed to many successful, noteworthy national and international projects for a diverse array of clients including: urban planning and mixed-use developments; residential planned communities; hotels and resorts; golf and club amenities; commercial and multi-family; health care and assisted living; zoo master planning and habitat design; tribal master planning; parks, recreational, and open space; and specialized office and retail developments.
ELM’s commitment to design, sustainability, and a multidisciplinary approach enables the firm to offer greater creativity; optimize the best of building, site, and context; and unlock the greatest possible value for clients and their projects.