A nationally recognized architect, Jay has led the design of significant academic, civic, cultural, office, athletic, and research facilities throughout Arizona and the Southwest. Throughout his more than 30 years of experience, Jay has been widely recognized and honored by both clients and peers. His work has been commended by the AIA for integrating architecture with its context, bridging cultural identity and social and economic challenges within tight budget constraints. He serves as a guest architectural critic and lecturer and has been published in numerous national and international publications. Jay earned a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Florida A&M University, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona, Tucson.