OWNER / PRINCIPAL
Sonny Ward (Charles L. Ward III – Licensed California Architect), is originally from Pelahatchie, MS. He founded JSA in 2009. Sonny holds a B.Arch. from Woodbury University and a M.Arch. from UCLA. He currently serves on the National Center on Adoption and Permanency Board of Advisors, Woodbury University School of Architecture Board of Advisors, Woodbury University Architecture of Civic Engagement Advisory Board and the Emeritus Board for the Family Equality Council. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his husband and two children.
Xander Tertychny grew up in the Bay Area, but is originally from Kiev, Ukraine. He received his B. Arch from University of Southern California, and currently lives in Los Angeles. He’s been with JSA since 2012, working on various residential and commercial projects. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Malek Alqadi was born in Amman, Jordan and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He attended Florida Atlantic University (A.A.) and The New School (B. Arch) where he completed a thesis on Cohesion: the integration of contextual and pragmatic relevancy. He joined JSA in 2012 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Malek is LEED certified, his work has already been featured in several design publications. He is also a fitness enthusiast with growing ties into his community as a member of the West Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce.
Chris is from Overland Park, Kansas. He attended The University of Kansas (BFA) and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AA) and worked as a performing artist in film, television, and commercials before joining JSA in 2014.
French-born designer Emmanuel Cobbet started his career in fashion, working in Paris, New York, London, and Berlin before settling down in Los Angeles in 2002, where he launched an acclaimed, well-published line of furniture. Since then, he has expanded to designing both residential and commercial spaces. Emmanuel has been collaborating with JSA’s team on interior design projects since 2012, and is currently enrolled in the foundation level of the UCLA/Cal Poly Pomona Master of Interior Architecture program.