JMKA | architects Lecture Series 2015

October 3 @ 10AM: Cultivating Great Public Spaces

Leslie Creane, Architect/Planner speaking on “Cultivating Great Public Spaces” and winning planning and zoning approval and land use planning. She has extensive experience working in both the public and private sector. An out-of- the- box problem solver, Leslie is committed to making a better world for our children’s children. Ms. Creane is president of Creane & Company and is also Town Planner for Hamden, CT. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Yale University School of Architecture.


Justin-Quinn, Studio Director of Greenwich based Herman-Doyle Design Associates, will deliver a presentation on his award winning creative design philosophy.

Justin will also discuss the importance of working closely with other professionals involved with the job, particularly the architect, to create a shared peaceful, and soothing vision that blends with the house and its surroundings.  He believes in the essence of botanical diversity, using native, natural and organic plantings.  The discussion will emphasize his approach to both traditional design and modern esthetic, and how he determines style when beginning a project.


Greg Sages, Executive Director of the Phillip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, will provide insights and information on this historic house at the final talk of the WHS Architecture Design Series, sponsored by JMKA|architects, on Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mr. Sages will provide details and explain exactly why the Glass House continues to fascinate visitors today, over 65 years since it was first built.

Many people lack understanding of this remarkable and unique home, even those who have visited the site. He will also elaborate on the rich history of its 89 acre property. Mr. Sages will also highlight the strong preservation initiatives undertaken to ensure the area’s survival for years to come.

In addition to JMKA|architects, additional sponsors of the lecture series include New Perspective Cabinetry and Tallman Segerson Builders.