For more than 25 years our multi-disciplinary team has developed our expertise through highly diverse project types. Whether it is building a brand, developing a website, master planning a wayfinding and environmental graphics package or creating and enhancing the visitors' experience of a place–Our commitment to every project is great design and functionality. Both essential to the success of any project.
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Clients That We Work With

  • Maricopa County Arizona Cities | Towns of:
    Avondale
    Chandler
    Flagstaff
    Gilbert
    Goodyear
    Payson
    Peoria
    Phoenix
    Scottsdale
    Willcox
  • Abrazo Healthcare
  • AMC Theaters
  • AMPCO Parking Systems
  • AIG Development
  • The Alter Group
  • Amerimar Development
  • Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona Science Center
  • Barclay Development Group
  • Banner Health
  • Cannon Dworsky Architects
  • Cavan & Associates
  • Catholic Healthcare West
  • Chesnut Properties
  • Communities Southwest
  • Collier Development
  • Del Webb Corporation
  • Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
  • DENRO
  • DMB
  • DMJM A&E
  • Duke Realty
  • Evergreen DEVCO
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
  • Forum Capital
  • Fulton Homes
  • Gilbane Development
  • Gold Mountain Development
  • Grace Communities
  • Grosvenor Holdings
  • Hines Corporation
  • HDR Architects
  • Hyatt Development
  • JEMB Realty
  • John C. Lincoln Hospitals
  • John F. Long Properties
  • KIMCO Development Company
  • Kiwanis International
  • Kitchell Development
  • Kornwasser Properties
  • Leo A Daly Architects
  • Lennar Homes
  • Lauth Properties
  • Minnesota Mutual
  • Meridian West
  • Newland Communities
  • Opus West
  • Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • Pulte Homes
  • The Pederson Group
  • Radisson Resorts
  • The Rockefeller Group
  • R.E. Cornwell Company
  • RED Development
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Hablamos Juntos
  • Ross Brown Partners
  • SaddleRock Homes
  • Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Centers
  • Shea Homes
  • SmithGroup Architects
  • Steimel/Reliance
  • Sunbelt Holdings
  • SunCor Development
  • Swaback Partners Architects
  • Tate Development
  • The Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management
  • Tournament Players Club
  • Tower Realty
  • Trammell Crow
  • Two Brothers, LLC
  • VP Commercial
  • Vestar Development
  • Westcor Development
  • Westlake Reed and Liskosky

Our Design Principles

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    Diversity

    We purposely seek out and work on a broad mix of design projects, applying our talents to a wide range of built environment needs – residential, cultural, civic, commercial, educational, health care, hospitality, retail and transportation. This experience and diversity of projects, clients and viewpoints gives us our sensitivity to the unique context that springs creativity, visual distinctiveness and functionality to all our design solutions. Our goal is to create designs that are stylistically diverse and unique – designs that successfully define and communicate the client’s and site’s needs responsibly.

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    Collaboration

    Collaboration is crucial–We think of collaboration as the original sustainable design solution – integration of communication design rather than an additional layer applied after the fact. Full team collaboration provides results with more meaningful participation and better, more creative outcomes to design challenges than can traditional participation methods. It enables the design team to make decisions that reflect the projects needs and values, it fosters faith in the wisdom and utility of the resulting project, and the whole team is given a personal stake in its success of creating that sense of place - Placemaking.

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    Relationships

    JRC Design believes the user and the client‘s involvement is an imperative part of design process. With our team approach, JRC Design helps build consensus among multiple stakeholders and disciplines – many times with disparate interests and concerns – into successful projects of all sizes and complexity.

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    Form follows function

    If the project looks great, but if the message (and thus the user) is lost, the project is not a success. Design is more than a compilation of pretty pictures and ideas. It is the process of defining solutions that are firstly cognitively perceived, and then aesthetically appreciated.

The JRC Design Team

  • Jamie Cowgill

    Principal

    Grounded in an interdisciplinary approach, Jamie creatively integrates functional graphic solutions into projects that create places. Jamie leads all design projects with a vigor that is evident in the firm, celebrating more than 24 years with a wide range of clients including: local, regional and national authorities, health care facilities, universities, corporations, mixed-use and retail centers, master-planned communities. Jamie is a past Board Member of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design and current Board Member for KNOWEDGE - both organizations goals to further promote education in the field of Environmental Graphic Design and the creation of places through design and communication. She guest lectures on environmental graphics and design at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona in Tucson in undergraduate and masters programs. Jamie received her BFA from Colorado State University in Graphic Design, minoring in Interior Design.

  • Jim Bolek

    Senior Designer

    Jim joined JRC Design in 1999 coming from the inter-disciplinary design firm of Cornoyer Hedrick Architects - one of the most respected firms in Arizona. From this background in architectural discipline, processes and drawing standards, Jim leads the team in producing concise design intent phases and drawings of the projects –ensuring the documents throughout all phases of the project are thoroughly and accurately documented for bidding and fabrication. Jim’s projects include: METRO Light Rail, Papago Park, Intel Plant Number 8, Arizona State University Signage and Graphic Standards, Hablamos Juntos Technical Research and Reports, Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Centers, Maricopa County/Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, Durango Juvenile Detention and Courts Facility and the Town of Gilbert Public Safety Campus.

  • Lucy Cowgill

    Administrative Assistant

    Lucy came to work with JRC Design in 1994, stepping down as Vice President of a national insurance brokerage firm where she was responsible for managing all contracts and employees for California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Hawaii. With this extensive experience in the fields of insurance, contracts, human resources and business management, Lucy is the support arm for the business. Lucy oversees and manages project budgets and the design team in tracking hours and expenses to ensure client budgets are maintained. She is also responsible for all implementation and invoicing on each client's contractual terms, accounts receivables and payables.

  • Rebecca Murans

    Wayfinding Strategist, Designer

    Rebecca glided into the JRC Design team as a graphic designer in 2012. As a Master in the Science of Design candidate at Arizona State University she completed her thesis working with the VA Hospital focusing on Wayfinding throughout their Health Care facility. A researcher by heart, Rebecca's diverse skills centralize around programming, planning, and design research methods making her a diverse part of the JRC Team.

  • Zach Kamnitzer

    Web Designer

    Zach specializes in web-based product design that is simple to understand for clients and their audience. He develops with a comprehensive strategy that serves each goal of the design plan to the highest level possible. Zach is a graduate of Arizona State University, receiving a Bachelor in Science of Design and continues to master and refine his skills daily.

Contact

To keep it short and sweet – We are always available to talk with you… And we love to!