J.T. graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1993 with a graduate degree in architecture after winning the awards for best thesis and for best portfolio of work. He became a licensed architect in 1998 and in 2000 he earned a second graduate degree in architecture from the University of Washington concentrating on the design of civic and community buildings.
After moving to Los Angeles, he worked for Frank Gehry before joining Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners in 2003. He has led design teams through various phases of conception, design and construction and has experience with the design of academic buildings, libraries, laboratories and research facilities, as well as residential construction.
J.T. is a Registered Architect in both Washington and California, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) Accredited Professional.