Architectural firm opens a new office

From Mirror staff reports

DUNCANSVILLE — JW Design, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based architectural and interior design firm specializing in health care, senior lifestyle and educational facilities, has opened a new office in Duncansville, with four full-time staff members and several projects already in the pipeline.

JW Design’s first three employees — Russ Greaser, Jennifer Carr and David Whitby — came from Hayes Large, an Altoona architectural firm that closed its doors in November 2015.

Architect Pam Wronski will lead the new Pennsylvania venture.

“Both companies specialized in the same primary core areas — health and wellness facilities and educational buildings — and both companies put the client at the center of everything we do,” said Joe Wronski, JW Design principal, in a statement. “This type of specialized design requires intimate knowledge and expertise and we were happy to find a team that shares that focus and expertise.”

The new relationship provides JW Design with representation in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic states where it previously had none.

“We were delighted when we saw what a good fit we were with JW Design’s business culture and design philosophy,” said Greaser, who now serves JW Design as a project coordinator. “Now we have a broader geography to work in and a strong team to work with us and support our efforts. Our combined goal is to create inspirational architecture that helps people perform and live life to their fullest potential.”