NJA Architecture is an energetic architecture and design firm focused on creative solutions in multiple scales and typologies, including commercial, hospitality, residential, and mixed-use. Founded in 2013 by owner John Vierra and joined by Nick Seward in 2017, NJA Architecture is passionate about creating environments and buildings that enhance the experiences of individuals through well crafted, tactile, artful, and environmentally responsible architecture. Our design embodies each client’s values and responds to its place, history and cultural perspective.
NJA Architecture believes that every project is an opportunity for transformation and impact. We believe in collaboration from all parties involved in a project, and that each team member offers a valuable perspective to the project.
We value how curiosity feeds creativity, and how creative approaches yield innovative answers. We are intensely active in, and embrace related research. It is, after all, what benefits our core focus-to deliver fresh, new thinking at every point of our process.
john vierra, architect AIA, LEED AP
John is an Owner and Architect at NJA Architecture. He has been passionately pursuing architecture and design for the past 11 years, and has steadily diversified his range of project typologies from residential work, to museums, wineries, breweries, office buildings, banquet facilities, community centers and mixed-use projects. John believes every project - from small to large - should held to the same high standards of design that enhances the cultural, social and economic milieu of both the built and natural environments.
nick seward, Assoc. AIA, design principal
Nick is a Design Principal and Owner at NJA Architecture. With his 11 years of experience he has worked on several project types from varying market sectors including: commercial, community, public, hospitality, residential, education, medical & master planning. He brings facile 3D visualization expertise and a keen design sensibility to the projects he works on. His passion is to experiment with innovative architecture in diverse environments and seek new design possibilities through the use of building materials, collaboration of assembly and sustainable design solutions.
enrique martinez, architect
Enrique is an architect and project manager at NJA. Over the past 15 years, his designs have emphasize an integration of art, craft and architecture that is grounded in a contextual response to the natural conditions of a site. He looks for opportunities to implement sustainable strategies from passive site and building design to building envelope.
jose ochoa, project manager, Assoc. AIA
Joined in 2018 as designer and project manager, Jose has brought more than two decades of expertise to NJA. Jose is responsible for management and design leadership on projects that include retail, fitness, multifamily housing, and commercial. His design sensibility reflects great care and respect for environmental context. His love of architecture has always centered on his desire to create responsive and compelling spatial relationships that inspire and are therefore valuable.