JLA Welcomes Hannah Helmes

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JL Architects is happy to introduce Hannah Helmes, the most recent addition to our team. A Southeast PA native, Hannah joined JL Architects after completing her bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Penn State. Hannah’s design skills and software experience compliment our collective skillsets, and she jumped in with both feet, quickly bridging the gap between academic and professional application.

While growing up, Hannah always had an interest in creative mediums, whether it was a form of art like drawing or creating something out of Legos (which all architects can all relate to!).  The shift to architecture began in high school after having an opportunity to take an interior design and drafting class.  Then, just before starting her senior year she took an architecture summer course at Temple University which sealed the deal. From that point, she decided to pursue architecture as a way of creating art in a way that impacts the world.

As Hannah begins her professional career, she looks forward to testing for her license and gaining more experience with projects from conception through completion. Since she grew up in the area, she also hopes to someday design a building in Philadelphia.  As coworkers and mentors, we are excited to see Hannah join our talented group; we look forward to helping her achieve her goals and welcome her to the JL Architects family.

Fun Facts About Hannah:

She loves to travel.  She’s been to 11 countries so far, with plans to visit many more.

She’s a mean cook and was a culinary apprentice in school.

She can play the ukulele.