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Building Evaluations

posted by Jen

This month we will be performing both a Reserve Study and a Balcony Evaluation at the building shown here. JHA staff was on-site for a meeting with the Board to prep for the upcoming site visit!  Spring is the perfect time to schedule your building evaluations!


Auto Lab Libertyville

posted by Jen

Construction started today on the exterior renovation of Auto Lab in Libertyville, Illinois which was designed by JHA! Look at this old subway style tile that was underneath the paneling they removed! Auto Lab will be open for service all during construction and we will continue to bring you progress updates.


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JHA Job Opportunities!

posted by Jen

JHA currently has job openings in both our Illinois and Ohio offices!     Please see below for a description of the jobs available and for more information or to submit your resume please email Jen Kleinheinz at  We look forward to continuing to grow our premier firm during 2016 and beyond!

About JHA

J. Hershey Architecture is a premier full service architectural firm that provides design, engineering, consulting and construction management services to assist property managers, condominium and homeowner associations, single family homeowners and commercial building owners in preserving the integrity of their community and protecting their investment. J. Hershey Architecture’s expertise includes initial site analysis through design and construction. Our projects encompass high end single family residences, multi-family communities and unique, one of a kind commercial projects.

Comprehensive Consulting Services offered to our community association clients include: reserve studies, transition studies, building/water infiltration repair issues, balcony repairs, roofing/cladding replacement, architectural review for unit renovations, bid solicitation, and construction monitoring. Compare our services to those of other local or national firms and you will be confident in your choice to work for J. Hershey Architecture…. where our service is always autographed with excellence.


Immediate Opening – Architectural Associate – Full Time

Our offices in Illinois and Ohio are seeking a highly talented Architectural Associate to join the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to prepare construction documents including floor plans, wall sections and details
  • Reliable and able to deliver projects on time
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, have a high attention to detail and work well with others including Clients, Consultants and Contractors
  • Ability and desire to work on multiple projects simultaneous
  • Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of project work from design through construction management


  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Architecture or related field
  • Proficient in the latest version of AutoCAD
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to excellence


Immediate Opening – Licensed Architect – Full Time

Our offices in Illinois and Ohio are seeking a highly talented Licensed Architect to join the team. We have an opportunity for a leader to mentor team members, answer technical and procedural questions, teach processes and deliver the best solutions for our discerning Clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage design process for multiple projects simultaneously with a variety of cliental
  • Lead and direct the work of others
  • Confidence in project development including, floor plans, elevations, sections and details
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, team player and have a high attention to detail
  • Must work well with others including Clients, Consultants and Contractors
  • Participate in business development activities
  • Experience presenting to a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of building codes and technical standards


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture or related field
  • Registered as a licensed architect in Illinois or Ohio
  • Proficient in the latest version of AutoCAD and Revit (BIM) systems
  • Experience in Sketch Up and Photoshop
  • Strong commitment to excellence with a high degree of written and verbal communication skills
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Happy New Year!

posted by Jen

In 2015 we had the opportunity to design several projects for our single family and commercial clients. Some of these projects will be breaking ground early this year and include the following:

-Renovation and expansion of Auto Lab Libertyville to include new management offices, waiting area and additional auto service bays.

-The outdoor dining space at the restaurant Tsukasa of Tokyo will be enclosed to provide a year-round dining experience.

-New design and construction of a 5,500+ square foot, single family home on Druce Lake, to include 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. This custom home will feature unobstructed lake views and a full walkout basement.

-In unincorporated Grayslake we will be breaking ground on the design of a new 2,700+ square foot, custom home to include 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

-A backyard oasis complete with a Cabana including a full kitchen and an outdoor living area will be constructed for a client in Green Oaks.

We will make sure to provide you with updates and photos as these projects begin construction and progress throughout 2016!

Druce Lake
Druce Lake