Founded in 1992, WJArchitects (WJA) is an interdisciplinary architecture firm that creates engaging spaces for working, living, learning and playing. The firm’s design methodology is centered on the belief that architecture can inspire positive change and enrich society. With each project and any given set of challenges, we strive to provide creative design solutions that promote community and client ambitions, redefine conventions, and generate purpose driven solutions.
WJA’s capabilities expand beyond architecture to include interior design, development, and design-build construction. As one of the few architecture firms with a dedicated construction division we are able to provide comprehensive pre-construction planning including feasibility & land acquisition studies, cost estimating and constructability reviews all in house.
Jason Jensen, AIA, LEED AP
Jason Jensen, AIA, LEED AP, joined the firm in 2002. After gaining experience in New York City, he returned to St.Petersburg with a goal to innovate architecture for this generation in the Tampa Bay area.
Lisa Wannemacher, AIA
Lisa Wannemacher, AIA, founded the firm in 1992. Under her guidance and support, the firm has completed hundreds of projects throughout Florida, including over 250 projects in the City of St. Petersburg.
Harold Somarriba is an award-winning designer and project manager. For the past 16 years Harold has successfully completed work for an extensive variety of projects that include municipal and private work in South America, the Caribbean, and South and Central Florida.
Natalia Livian, LEED AP BD+C
Studio Director (Miami)
Natalia is a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who’s portfolio includes a diverse mix of work on array of project types. With a deep passion for sustainable architecture she has worked on numerous LEED certified projects and seeks to incorporate sustainable design principals in all her work.