Since its inception more than twenty years ago, the office of MJLA has been driven by the pursuit of relevant architectural design. Throughout these years, the firm has maintained an excellent reputation for high design standards, refined details, unique use of materials, accurate documentation and exacting project management throughout construction.
MJLA is a process oriented Firm. We offer modern interpretations based on contextual variables, client driven programs and the indigenous climate. Our interpretations create catalysts which generate interesting architectural concepts that are client and site specific.
The result of this process is a spatial and form driven architecture that is unique in its attitude and focused on creating distinct, enduring, relevant and regionally modern design solutions closely related to the ideals and interests of our clients.
Environmental and ecological awareness have become an important measure of a building. However, in an age where novel energy systems, insulation methods, and sustainable building material selections are emerging constantly, the architect's role is redefined and reinforced. To navigate the sea of options; to create solutions that maximize green credentials, we bring a full breadth of green building understanding. This allows us to build to the client's desires, needs, and budget.
Mark J. Leonardi Born and raised in northwestern Pennsylvania, Mark J. Leonardi received a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in 1985. From Syracuse he interned in New York City, working for firms such as Skidmore Owings and Merrill and 1100 Architect. He launched his own firm in 1993 working on a wide range of projects including educational buildings, commercial projects, and a variety of residential projects ranging from high end new construction to renovations of varying sizes.
Daniel M. Lyons Born and raised in Little Rock Arkansas, Dan received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1999. From there he worked in both Arkansas and Florida, before coming to work for Mark in 2003. Aside from hobbies that include wood working, photography, and windsurfing, he strives to spend as much time outside as possible. This love of nature and the outdoors is often reflected in his work.