Our Staff


John MacDonald


Founder & Principal-in-Charge

John has a tremendous range of experience, his attitude to collaboration and life-long learning is what makes his leadership unique.


Ashley Jardin

M. Arch, BAS (Hons)

Project Architect

Ashley is committed to socially responsible architecture and she thoroughly enjoys volunteering within her community.


Mila Wiggins

M. Arch, BAS (Hons)

Project Assistant

A native of Waterloo Region, Mila graduated from the University of Waterloo's Master in Architecture program in 2016.


Matthew Muller

B. Arch, OAA


Matt has a diligent and exacting work ethic that he seamlessly combines with his passion for sustainability and urban planning.


Monica Lalas

B. Arch

Project Assistant

Monica brings a unique perspective to her work that she integrates with her desire for clarity in both design and representation.


Jamil Afana

Ph.D, B. Arch

Project Assistant

Jamil has a broad and diverse experience in both architecture and architectural history. He enjoys traveling and being involved with his community.


Margaret Santos

BES, B. Arch

Designer & Administrator

Margaret brings creativity into her work at JMA and into her community, through the Festival of Neighbourhoods and as an advocate for walkability.


Dee Hopkins

B. Illustration

Assistant to the Practice

Dee revels in going above and beyond for our staff and our clients. Her creative and caring approach brings a personal touch to her work at the office.