LEED AP | artist | MOTHER


As a young girl Jen grew up around a family of architects, watching her uncle and great-uncle as they sketched visions of buildings on paper. She enjoyed sketching floor plans of houses, making forts and creating LEGO towns. At a young age Jen was exposed to ancient temples in the Middle East and old cathedrals in Europe, it was those experiences that awoke her passion for architecture.

While attending a Cornell summer high school program in Architecture she met Professor Davis, a woman architect who inspired her. In 1990 she enrolled in Syracuse University School of Architecture where she spent the next 5 years eating, drinking and sleeping architecture. She spent one of those years enrolled in the overseas architecture program in Florence, Italy documenting many famous cathedrals and monasteries. She also attended a memorable summer touring the Greek islands with other Syracuse staff and students documenting Greek Temples.

After earning her Bachelor of Architecture at Syracuse University in 1995, Jen began her career in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She joined Studio Arquitectura gaining exposure to themed restaurant design and high-end homes. She later joined Rosewood’s Bob Zimmer to design large scale resorts, inclusive of hospitality, residential and spa amenities in Fiji, Costa Rica and Peru. In 2001, she joined Hart Howerton in San Francisco, specializing in spa, retail and high-end residential architecture. In 2002 she joined Hart Howerton’s office on the Big Island of Hawaii to design high-end residential projects along the Kohala coast. Jen later joined deReus Architects as a Project Manager working on high end custom residential projects on the Big Island of Hawaii. Currently, Jen is Owner of Jen Jones Architecture based out of Kamuela, Hawaii. Jen divides her time between projects in Washington and Hawaii.

Her experiences living in Israel, Australia and Italy, coupled with travels in Thailand, Cambodia, Peru, Fiji, Europe and India has given her a deep appreciation to create architecture that is designed with a sense of place.

Jen specializes in Vaastu architecture and is one of the few licensed architects authorized to practice in the Vishwakarma lineage. She received her training from the American University of Mayonic Science and Technology by founders Dr. V Ganapati Sthapati and Dr. Mercay.