At JMA Architecture Inc., we believe the project must meet the clients expectations in every way possible. To meet this goal, we do not specialize in designing any one "style", each project is unique. We recognize each individual building project comes with a unique set of variables, first and foremost being the clients desires. Some of the parameters that make each project unique are the site, its photography and its solar orientation to name a few.
A successful design consists of a strong circulation system, light from a variety of sources, and interplay of interior and exterior elements. The most critical factor however, is that the design capture the imagination of its inhabitants.
Our strengths are both academic and practical. Further, we have extensive experience in construction management and field supervision. With this background, we can assure clients a result that far exceeds the level of design commonly found in residential construction.
As a general Architecture practice, JMA Architecture Inc., along with their consultants, provide a full range of design and engineering services, through construction and post occupancy evaluation.
We specialize in custom residential projects. Our work also consists of large re-models, room additions and commercial buildings. These projects can be seen throughout the Palm Springs area, Bend Oregon and Coeurd' Alene, Idaho.
Jim McIntosh has been a licensed architect in California for the past 30 Years. His ability to sense the parameters that drive an architectural design solution is widely recognized and derives from a desire to listen to his clients. " Almost anyone can design for themselves, but a great architects is able to understand the vision of others and create something distinctive and extraordinary for them."
Jim's attitude and architectural achievements have developed via six years in construction, followed by a professional degree at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. His experience in construction gives Jim invaluable insight into breaking down a unique design into components that are both logical and economical.
Additionally, his degree adds a refinement and understanding to the art of architecture, which is further enhanced by his subsequent studies in structural engineering. As a result, Jim's buildings uniquely express the environment that surrounds them, as well as the materials that they are composed of.