Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Clockwise LtoR- Deidre, Jose, Rick, Jason, Elisa, and Jen

JKR Partners Architects is proud to announce the promotions of six dedicated individuals whose contributions have helped make JKR Partners a success.  Jose Hernandez, AIA is promoted to Principal of the firm.  Deidre DeAscanis, AIA, Richard Stewart, AIA and Jason Wistreich,AIA, are promoted to Associate Principals, and Jennifer Whary and ElisaLanzutti, ARB are promoted to Project Coordinators.  Jose has demonstrated his ability to manage many complex residential projects and guide clients through complicated zoning matters and is actively involved in many committees within the local architecture and building trade organizations.  Deidre DeAscanis has managed some of the firms highest profile rehabilitation and historic preservation projects ranging from the award winning former Naval Home in Philadelphia, the Presser and Nugent Senior Apartment projects in Mt. Airy, to the successful residential conversion of ICON|1616 on Walnut Street.  Deidre is currently working on a similar ultra high-end residential conversion at the intersection of Broad and Chestnut Streets along the Avenue of the Arts.    Richard Stewart was instrumental in the success of 777 South Broad Street, a high end luxury apartment building on the Avenue of the Arts, and has led many of the firms successful movie theater jobs across the country.  Jason Wistreich manages our high end restaurant clients and is currently managing a host of projects for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Both Elisa Lanzutti and Jennifer Whary have quickly demonstrated their ability to successful manage diverse clients and projects ranging from residential to retail, and are very active with committees within the office.