About the Owner
Born in New York, Jessica, the founder of Spring Architecture + Design, received an architecture degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she won the prestigious award, given by the American Institute of Architects, the Certificate of Merit for “excellence in the study of architecture" and the "recognition of scholastic achievement, character and promise of professional ability.” Jessica commenced her college studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts where she graduated Cum Laude with Honors Distinction in studio art, painting and sculpture. Upon attaining her graduate degree in 2010, she worked at the international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox PC, on several residential and commercial projects all over the world, including the prominent: Prudential Headquarters Newark, New Jersey. During this time, she obtained her architecture license and registration in the state of New York.
Jessica’s profound experience in both the art and architecture worlds mixed with her passion for the earth and people’s well-being, contributes to her success in design today. Known for her innovative work, she continues to push the boundaries of architecture and design. Over the past few years, with her talent, dedication and experience in the field, Jessica has been creating teams of collaborative design professionals, energy experts, and contractors to successfully construct residential and commercial projects. Exceeding client expectations, Spring provides quality architecture as a composition of art while efficiently meeting time-lines and budgets.
Well-being and Sustainability
are Spring’s main driving incentives in architecture. With comprehensive, energy-efficient strategies and environmentally-conscious materials, Spring makes a meaningful impact while reducing carbon footprint. While balancing playful, creative form with serious, thoughtful function, Spring prioritizes sustainability and helping the climate. Jessica builds teams with an optimistic personality with a silver-lining perspective who are driven by nature and now more than ever concerned for the well-being of people and the environment.
In 2019, Jessica became a member of the American Institute of Architects' COTE, the Committee on the Environment, which is a powerful group who stands for a sustainable future and is at the forefront of green design strategies and best practices. The same year, Jessica also became involved in her local community’s organization: Sustainable Westport. In 2022, when Sustainable Westport started the Green Building Award Committee, she became a member in the effort to support, enlighten and reward Architects, Designers, Builders, and Homeowners who are also building sustainably and helping create a healthier environment for the community.
Jessica uses her experience to create through a multi-colored lens, producing not just beautiful, sustainable architecture, but also a significant level of well-being and health for people to live their perfect life.
“We push through and go beyond the edge, that’s when the magic happens. We know our job is done well when we have impacted a positive wellbeing for people, and a happy, healthy architecture for the community and climate. We are thrilled to see the spark in people’s eyes and experience the excitement in others from our designs. We love what we do.”
Jessica Talley, Founder
nature will take its course
the climate needs our help
in respecting all living things
in being grateful
in helping out
in restoring the planet’s health
that I can help People be healthier and happier
that I will leave a legacy of my architecture and design business,
and pass on my creativity, love, passion and optimism to my children
About the Team
A hip, young, collaborative architecture team comprised of talented designers and experts are at the foundation of Spring.
Owner & Senior Principal Architect
Jessica has over 15+ years in architecture, and over 7+ years of leadership and management experience. Jessica encourages collaboration and teamwork with an optimistic personality and a silver-lining perspective. Jessica leads a motivated and talented team of players inspired by sustainability, beauty, and now more than ever concerned for the well-being of people, the community, and the environment.
Jessica’s profound 20+ years of experience in both the art and architecture worlds mixed with her passion for the earth and people’s well-being, contributes to her success in design today.
SUSTAINABILITY & wellbeing DIRECTOR
Megan is from Illinois and provides sustainable and wellbeing leadership in architecture and interior design. As a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP), a credential signifying expertise in the WELL Building Standard, Megan advises on human health and wellbeing in buildings and communities. Megan has 14 years editorial experience in the interior design, fashion, and paper industries with a focus on sustainable systems and wellbeing. Megan went to school for Interior Design, studied at the Instituto di Lingue Moderne in Italy, interned at the Milan Bureau of W magazine, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University. Megan wrote for Architectural Products Magazine as its Senior Editor for Architectural Products, Net Zero Buildings and Architectural SSL Magazines. Megan’s work can be seen in Architectural Products, Net Zero Buildings, Architectural SSL, Architectural Record, Metropolis and ProBuilder magazines. Megan collaborates on a movement called Architects as Healers: Buildings as Medicine to broadcast how evidence-based design practices impact health.
Welbert is from Los Angeles and obtained his Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 at the California College of Architecture. Welbert is a creative designer with 7 years of experience working on residential remodels, additions, and new construction in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and Los Angeles. Welbert has additional experience in commercial projects, specializing in commercial tenant improvements. Welbert is a bright, efficient, and motivated designer at Spring Architecture + Design. When not working on architecture projects, Welbert enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and listening to music while working out.
Designer & Marketing Manager
Cedric is a Designer from the Philippines who obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas in 2020. He is an innovative thinker and diligent individual. Awarded Advisor’s Choice as a scholar at Boysen Pacific Paints Corporation, Cedric has worked as Junior Designer for VV Soliven Realty Corporation and works as a Virtual Assistant at Taskbullet. He loves to keep on learning new things and meeting new people and is always ready to be of service with a wide range of skills from graphic design to writing to general administration.
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