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Jean André LaTondresse
Jean André LaTondresse
The American Institute of Architects
Association Of Licensed Architects

About JAL Architects

Jean André LaTondresse is president and founder of JAL Architects Ltd.

Mr. LaTondresse served the firm of Schwarz/Weber Architects, Inc. from 1977 to 1993. There he developed and translated design concepts into documents for both presentation and construction. He gained extensive experience in the areas of conceptual design and creative problem solving, design development, product evaluation and application, construction cost estimating, construction document preparation, construction contract administration and construction observation.

Mr. LaTondresse has hands-on experience in wood frame construction and project design experience in masonry, steel frame, and poured, precast, and prestressed concrete construction. He is experienced in new construction, adaptive reuse, accessibility alteration of historically significant structures, additions and alterations to existing construction. Projects have ranged from commercial and industrial to parks and recreational to single and multi-family housing to churches.

Prior to founding JAL Architects Ltd., Mr. LaTondresse, with his family, lived for four years in Akademgorodok, Siberia, Russia and served as an international specialist with The Navigators, an international Christian discipleship organization. Responsibilities included learning the Russian language, leadership training, public speaking, mentoring, and developing a broad relationship base within which to live out the reality of the Christian life.

Since its founding in 1997, JAL Architects Ltd. has concentrated on single family residential design while continuing to serve municipal, commercial, and church clients with their design needs.


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Andre has helped us with several remodeling projects and has been great to work. He is a creative problem solver with very good design sense and taste.Read More

We hired JAL Architects to design an addition to our home (third stall garage with bedroom and bath above it and storage room below), to completely re-design our first floor and to design our lower level which was unfinished at the time. Andre was sensitive to existing architectural style. He has an exceptional eye for detail and how it relates to space and light. Andre listened to our wants and needs and incorporated suggestions thoughtfully. We are very pleased with his work.Read More

Andre did a very nice job creating our dream home from start to finish. This was our first time building and he was experienced enough to walk us through the whole process along with our builder.Read More

Andre did a great job in designing a beautiful log home on some farm land I own. The end result is fantastic. The whole family loves it. It has become our "hunting shack". Andre is very creative and very easy to work with. He often went beyond the call of duty when we had contruction issues. He was also extremely fair price wise.Read More