Architectural

JGM is a comprehensive architectural design firm serving public and private clients. JGM traces its roots back nearly six decades to the award-winning architectural practice of Carey K. Jenkins which merged with JGM more than twenty-five years ago. Under the leadership of CEO/Chairman Earl E. Gales, Jr., JGM has become one of the most experienced minority-owned design firms in the Southwest United States.

JGM’s design portfolio includes projects ranging from airports and mass transit facilities to civic, commercial, education, and residential structures. The firm offers a full range of services from preliminary preconstruction planning through schematic design, construction drawings, and construction management. JGM’s professional staff of architects, engineers, and urban planners brings creativity as well as practicality to every project they undertake.

As a result of JGM’s active design practice, participation in professional associations, and ongoing professional enhancement programs, its staff keeps current with design and construction trends. JGM personnel are acutely aware of the pressures faced by facility managers and developers to complete projects within allocated budgets. Increasing material costs and decreasing contractor availability have resulted in unprecedented upward price pressure throughout the construction industry.

JGM sees little glory in designing structures that are too expensive to be built within the client’s budget. Accordingly, all design clients of JGM can expect:

  • A professional culture that emphasizes collaboration and dialogue. Construction costs are simply too high to allow disputes or miscommunications to spin out of control.
  • Use of the most current technologies and approaches to achieve efficiencies and cost savings. State-of-the-art scheduling, budgeting, modeling, and 3D design are used on all JGM projects.
  • Constant construction cost awareness throughout the design process. Too often, design projects are near completion before serious cost analysis occurs. JGM professionals are cost-conscious at all stages of project design.
  • Proven experience. Whatever the challenge a project faces, JGM architects, engineers, and urban planners have, in all probability, faced it and solved it before.

Much has changed in demographics, technology, public policy, and lifestyle choices since Carey K. Jenkins opened his practice in 1951. But what remains constant is the need for architects, engineers, and urban planners to create structures and spaces the meet the needs of families and businesses to be housed appropriately, travel conveniently, and communicate efficiently.

From its headquarters in Los Angeles, JGM has witnessed the evolution of the City from one characterized by ever-increasing distance and sprawl to one of the revitalizations of the urban core, reuse of historic buildings, integration of housing with mass transit facilities, and use of sustainable design and construction practices. JGM professionals have been a part of much of this process.

Few current projects involve construction on the previously unused and unrestricted property. Acquisition of brownfield properties or developed urban parcels which have environmental risk, entitlement issues, and zoning restrictions are now the rule, not the exception. As a result, JGM offers public and private clients all of the services they will need from initial project conceptualization through construction closeout.

JGM’s design portfolio includes projects ranging from airports and mass transit facilities to civic, commercial, education, and residential structures. The firm offers a full range of services from preliminary preconstruction planning through schematic design, construction drawings, and construction management. JGM’s professional staff of architects, engineers, and urban planners brings creativity as well as practicality to every project they undertake.

As a result of JGM’s active design practice, participation in professional associations, and ongoing professional enhancement programs, its staff keeps current with design and construction trends. JGM personnel are acutely aware of the pressures faced by facility managers and developers to complete projects within allocated budgets. Increasing material costs and decreasing contractor availability have resulted in unprecedented upward price pressure throughout the construction industry.

JGM sees little glory in designing structures that are too expensive to be built within the client’s budget. Accordingly, all design clients of JGM can expect:

  • A professional culture that emphasizes collaboration and dialogue. Construction costs are simply too high to allow disputes or miscommunications to spin out of control.
  • Use of the most current technologies and approaches to achieve efficiencies and cost savings. State-of-the-art scheduling, budgeting, modeling, and 3D design are used on all JGM projects.
  • Constant construction cost awareness throughout the design process. Too often, design projects are near completion before serious cost analysis occurs. JGM professionals are cost-conscious at all stages of project design.
  • Proven experience. Whatever the challenge a project faces, JGM architects, engineers, and urban planners have, in all probability, faced it and solved it before.

Much has changed in demographics, technology, public policy, and lifestyle choices since Carey K. Jenkins opened his practice in 1951. But what remains constant is the need for architects, engineers, and urban planners to create structures and spaces the meet the needs of families and businesses to be housed appropriately, travel conveniently, and communicate efficiently.

From its headquarters in Los Angeles, JGM has witnessed the evolution of the City from one characterized by ever-increasing distance and sprawl to one of the revitalizations of the urban core, reuse of historic buildings, integration of housing with mass transit facilities, and use of sustainable design and construction practices. JGM professionals have been a part of much of this process.

Few current projects involve construction on the previously unused and unrestricted property. Acquisition of brownfield properties or developed urban parcels which have environmental risk, entitlement issues, and zoning restrictions are now the rule, not the exception. As a result, JGM offers public and private clients all of the services they will need from initial project conceptualization through construction closeout.

JGM offers the following preconstruction, design, and construction services:
  • Site Identification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Environmental Clearance
  • Permits and Zoning Clearance
  • Architectural Design
  • Schedule & Budget Control
  • Design Document Control
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Constructability Review
  • Construction Bid Packages
  • Construction Administration

Contact Us

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6033 West Century Blvd.
Suite 601
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 645 - 0561

contact@jgminc.com