“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.”
   - Emerson -
Jason L. Ballinger, AIA LEED AP

About The Architect

Experience

I am an NCARB registered architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design - Accredited Professional) and a proud supporter of the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art.  I received a B.S. in Business Administration from Beaver College (NKA Arcadia University) with a specialty in Economic Systems and Financial Analysis.  After a number of years in the financial industry, I finally decided to pursue my passion for architecture and entered the New Jersey Institute of Technology and, in 2000, I received a Master’s degree in Architectural Design. Since graduating, I have been practicing architecture with a large part of that experience devoted to the home renovation and custom home design industry.  Along the way, I have also held numerous positions and performed work in the commercial, retail, institutional, government/military and industrial markets.  I have worked for global A/E firms, small boutique firms and numerous firms in between.  It is this rich and diverse background that affords me the ability to look at your project from multiple angles, which, in turn, helps you to determine the best course of action for your project.

Design Approach

I have a hands-on, collaborative approach to design. I value client input and enjoy working together with property owners  to arrive at design ideas that serve their environmental, cultural, spatial and budgetary needs while paying specific attention to existing conditions such as the building's design, physical and structural layout and those all-important views.

I truly believe that everyone should have the ability to work with an architect and so, from schematic design and design development all the way through to construction, I try to create a feeling of client empowerment where communication is always open and immediate.  It is my deep belief that good architecture and a successful project comes from a truly open relationship between client, architect and the contractor. 

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