Jonathan became a partner with LGA as a result of a merger between his firm, Glance and Associates, and LGA in early 2014. Having accumulated over a decade of experience working for leading architecture and development firms in Washington, DC, Cleveland and Columbus, Jonathan returned to Pittsburgh in 2007 to lead his family-run firm, known for its liturgical, preservation and urban design projects. Jonathan grew his firm in both size and revenue every year of his presidency, and expanded his firm's portfolio to include private schools and multi-family housing.
At LGA, Jonathan leads the business development, marketing and design efforts while acting as partner-in-charge for the firm's liturgical, academic, multi-family, mixed-use and urban design projects. Jonathan is driven to create a culture of collaboration with clients, staff, consultants and other stakeholders. Guided by the belief that good design is rooted in precedent and context, he contends that good design does not have to cost more, and that the best ideas arise when everyone participates.
Jonathan's passion for his profession is equaled only by his passion for giving back to his community. He serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations, including Sewickley Academy, St. Anthony's Charitable Foundation, Junior Achievement and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He also chairs the Facilities Committee of Catholic Charities, Membership Committee at the PAA and the Alumni Association at Sewickley Academy. Finally, he has been a guest critic at a number of schools of architecture including Carnegie Mellon, Kent State and the University of Virginia.
Jonathan is a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania and a member of the AIA, NCARB, NAIOP and International Code Council. He holds an M.Arch. from the University of Virginia and a B.Sc. in Architecture with a philosophy minor from Kent State, where he participated in a study-abroad program in Italy and Switzerland.
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