Project Architect

What sets IDG apart from other firms?

"We’re a work family, and our clients become part of that family. We respect their deadlines, budgets, and time because that’s how we would want to be treated if we were in their shoes. We focus on the client’s experience and that sets us apart from the competition."

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?

"Anyone who knows me would tell you I would work to make sure I am never stranded anywhere, however, if I were I would bring 1) a tent for shelter, 2) some type of water purifying/desalination system, and 3) a satellite phone to get me out of there!"

PAST: Jess was born and raised in Buchanan, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and went on to finish her Master of Architecture degree in 2010, also from Virginia Tech. Her experience ranges from residential design to large-scale government projects. Jess is currently working toward her architecture license.

WORK: Jess believes in always looking one step ahead. She relies on good communication and organizational skills to prepare for, or try to prevent, the inevitable hiccups. Whether she is modeling a computer-generated 3D representation, preparing a client presentation, or drafting the documents for her latest project, Jess strives for an informative, thoughtful, and clear final product.

PLAY: Jess grew up going to Virginia Tech football games and dedicates most fall weekends to college football and canning homemade apple butter. Although she and her boyfriend currently live in Roanoke, they can often be found in their hometowns of Buchanan and Catawba enjoying time with family. Jess’s other extracurricular activities include camping and fishing, genealogy, baking, and occasional weekend trips.