LoriAnne Jones, AIA; Named American Institute of Architects New Jersey Young Architect of the Year

November 12, 2020

LoriAnne Jones, AIA; Image Credit: DIGroupArchitecture, New Brunswick, NJ

LoriAnne Jones, AIA; Named American Institute of Architects New Jersey Young Architect of the Year

 

LoriAnne’s love of architecture is matched only by her passion for service. As an advisor to clients, a resource to colleagues, and a guidepost to mentees, LoriAnne’s work serves to further the profession.

 

After earning her architectural license in 2011, LoriAnne returned to school and completed her MBA with a double concentration in Strategy & Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Her final coursework included the development of a conceptual “Career Explorer” platform. A project aimed at giving students virtual opportunities to discover and learn about careers like architecture.

 

UHP Simpson Pavilion Exterior. Image Credit: Urban Health Plan, Inc; Bronx, NY

 

As a Project Manager at DIGroup Architecture, an MBE firm focused on “Architecture for Change,” she has worked on a range of project types including K‐12, Higher Education, and Healthcare, with a special focus on Community Health Centers. In addition to her role as a Project Manager, she actively leads the Information Technology and Revit working groups, two primary areas that are needed to problem solve and help DIG strategically plan for the future.

 

Storytime Reading. Image Credit: LoriAnne Jones, AIA; Somerset, NJ

 

Throughout her architectural career, LoriAnne has gravitated towards meaningful leadership roles. She has a passion for mentoring and currently serves as a board member for the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey. As a mentor and team leader for over 10 years, she has been fortunate to see many of her ACE students enter college, successfully join the profession, and continue to mentor others.

 

ACE Team Site Visit. Image credit: DIGroupArchitecture; New Brunswick, NJ

As 2020 President for AIA Central New Jersey, she has been able to support her local section and has taken the stage on the state level with her involvement in programs like AIANJ’s Diversity in Architecture Series.

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