Professional Profile: Jake Morgan 2018

Jake Morgan

Name: Jake Morgan

Title: Designer

Company: Pirie Associates Architects

Location: 33 Whitney Ave, Suite 2A, New Haven, CT 06510

Birthplace: Lynchburg, VA

Education: M. Arch, Catholic University 

What does your firm do and any plans for the future?: My firm specializes in mission-based design for institutional and commercial clients and seeks to continue to grow in order to meet our clients’ needs and goals

Keys to success: Creative process and technical knowledge

Did you have a mentor if so who & why? If not tell us about someone living or not who you admire.: My friend’s father, who is an architect and professor at a historically black college, was my first exposure to the industry and was very supportive and influential to me.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?: In 10 years I see myself still practicing architecture, and hope to be teaching as well

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: I’d probably try to be a chef, or a gardener (or both.)  I love cooking and finding great ingredients.

Favorite novel: “Lamb” by Chris Moore

Favorite film: “Children of Men”

Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, fishing, and art