Sonya Jury, AIA, has officially joined the squad at Generator Studio as a Principal. As a top professional with 30 years of experience, Generator is enthused to reveal such a significant addition to the firm.
Sonya believes everything she knows and loves about architecture began as a child. She was entertained with jigsaw puzzles and creating structures with Erector Sets, Brix Blox, and Lincoln Logs. Fascinated by the process of creating, she has always been partial to puzzles; that’s exactly how she views architecture. “Architecture is a 3D puzzle and I love everything about the challenge of putting it all together,” she says. Fast-forward to now: Sonya’s ingenious knack to create and design spaces makes her a gem in the business.
Her career commenced after graduating with a degree in architecture from the University of Kansas. Throughout her experiences, she has worked as an Architect and Project Magician for regional, national and international architecture firms, including owning her own practice- Jury Designs. Sonya’s natural ability and dexterity make her a boss lady in the design world.
Sonya’s experience covers almost all facets of architecture; athletics, hospitality, healthcare, retail, mixed-use, commercial, restaurant and recreation, all ranging from $250,000 to $3 Billion. Sonya changes the game of architecture with her knowledge that goes beyond the basics of architecture and into marketing, business, and finance. As a master project manager, the steps and processes stay the same for Sonya, no matter the project, she is equipped to tackle anything. Proven to be an influential leader, she is a licensed architect with NCARB reciprocity capabilities along with being a LEED Accredited Professional. Her AIA KC involvement includes- past Chair of Design Awards, past Secretary, past President of the AIA Kansas City Chapter and Founding Member of the Center for Architecture & Design.
As an industry game-changer, Sonya is always seeking the supreme guest or client experience with any project she is working on. Her influence is broad, working on projects in the Middle East and $750 million worth of projects in Las Vegas. “I’ve worked on amazing projects and feel very fortunate. I always ensure to support the vision of the client and guide them best to my knowledge. It’s all about the end game being epic,” Sonya says. With the focus of Kansas City on her horizon, she feels empowered to join the Generator team and is eager to focus on local work. Her ability and skills she has cultivated through her national and international experience will always be an asset she can tap into- but, she is ready to redirect the spotlight to projects close to home. At Generator Studio, she has the ability to influence local architecture while investing in design elsewhere. Generator Studio feels fortuitous to bring on Sonya at her caliber and skill-level.
Sonya’s experience and positive approach goes beyond architecture. Motivated and blessed, Sonya always finds time to give back to the community. Most recently, she has joined the Board for KIPP Endeavor Academy working to advance the education of those undeserved.
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