Longevity within a company doesn’t happen by accident. It’s a culture that is purposeful and continually cultivated. One contributing factor to this is Lenity knows potential when it sees it. This year we celebrate numerous employee milestones from five, ten and fifteen years with Lenity.
Meet Jake – Our Architect
Jacob Anderson started with Lenity in May 2011. Over the decade, as Lenity has grown as a company, so has Jake. Starting as a single Architectural Intern, he’s developed into a devoted husband, talented licensed architect, and adoring dad.
Now as Architect II, Jake manages nearly all aspects of a project from planning and land use, through design and construction documents to construction administration and project close out. He is responsible for communicating with clients, and working with Lenity staff and outside consultants to get a project through all stages of design and construction.
Looking toward the future, his professional goals are to expand his role to include bringing in clients and projects and providing proposals to prospective clients. When asked what he loves about architecture, Jake answered, “I love seeing the finished product. A building or space in the physical world which you conceived from a design idea and brought through construction is very rewarding.” He prides himself on a strong work ethic which is evident with his Jack-of-all-trades attitude. From brewing beer and taking on new hobbies like welding Jake loves to tinker and learn how things work and how to fix them. This spirited curiosity carries over to his creative designs.
Meet Jason – Our CAD Specialist III
Jason DiOrazio celebrates his tenth anniversary with Lenity this summer. When he first started, he was still in college in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, not far from the small town he was born and raised. After driving cross-country with his dad to start his career, his first day at Lenity was a month and a half before he turned 20.
In that time, Jason has blossomed from a budding CAD Drafter to a highly experienced CAD Specialist who is responsible for the oversight of construction documents. His other responsibilities include setting production schedules, general coordination of the drawings, consultant coordination, quality control of the plans and answering any questions that may arise during the construction document phase. Jason also assists throughout the permitting and construction administration phases by answering/assisting with city comments, miscellaneous submittal review, and so forth.
Jason is passionate about the spaces Lenity creates for future residents/tenants of the buildings we design. It is fascinating to Jason that these spaces come to life based solely off an idea that someone or a team of people had. What starts as a piece of land can transform into a beautiful structure that a person or multiple people can call their home for years to come.
That passion is exemplified in Jason’s vision for the future. His goal for the position, department, and company are the same – to continue to grow and thrive. Jason commented, “I truly believe Lenity is a one-of-a-kind workplace and we do everything we can to take care of the clients who trust us with their business. It’s refreshing to come to work every day knowing we have the clients’ (and future residents of the spaces we design) best interest in mind. I love the feeling of community among the employees. Everyone is great to work with and we all have a common goal in mind. It makes coming to work easy every day when everyone you work with shares the same attitude and goal.”