New Senior Associates Named in CJMW Promotions

In continuation of our celebration of recent promotions and leadership changes at CJMW, today we’re focusing on our senior associates. Newly named senior associates Jesse Brumfield and Carolyn Weaver join Kevin Jarrett, a Senior Associate since 2010. All three are exceptionally talented and technically oriented team members and essential members of the CJMW team.

Jesse Brumfield Jesse joined CJMW with over 30 years of experience in Architecture. As the son of a General Contractor, Jesse gained a strong sense of constructability and building detailing early on. His project work includes building types from wood frame to pre-engineered metal buildings to post-tensioned concrete high-rises, and just about everything in between.

With over a decade of experience in Construction Administration and consultant coordination, Jesse works effectively as facilitator and communicator between the design and construction teams during construction.

What is a valuable lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Never stop learning and pass it on. Try to make the people around you better at what they do. It will not only help you, but it will help the company that you work for.

Describe a time in your career that was rewarding.
Anytime I get to mentor or teach the younger generation of architects or interns about constructability or details. It’s a subject matter that is ever changing and I’m constantly learning as well.

What is your favorite travel destination?
Anywhere there’s waves and sand.

Jesse has a natural ability to delve into the technical constructability of a design. When first starting his career, he was told, “Son, you can detail a detail.”  Jesse has brought this natural ability to projects within many different markets, including multi-family residential, mixed use, recreational, retail, and commercial buildings of all types. Jesse is currently working on the several performing arts-related projects, including the renovation of St. Mary’s School’s historic Pittman Auditorium and Longwood University’s new Music and Performing Arts Building.

 

Kevin Jarrett, AIA In his almost 30 years at CJMW, Kevin has become the backbone of CJMW’s Quality Control process. An experienced project manager, he applies his deep understanding of building disciplines and codes to projects ranging from historic rehabilitation to renovations, additions, and new construction. Kevin excels at tackling complex projects and resolving conflicts in the field. On projects requiring close collaboration with code agencies, Kevin is often CJMW’s liaison; his expertise in this arena helping to facilitate dialogue and understanding.

If you could give a younger person career advice, what would it be?
Be humble and listen to others. I respect the opinions of the subcontractors on projects. Their trades are a specialty that they know better than I do.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an architect. I never changed my mind, and it has been a dream come true.

If you could invent a holiday, what would it involve?
It would be a holiday celebrating architects.

 

Kevin graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture. His first project was a small CMU transmitter building for a local TV station. Since then, Kevin has worked on projects of all types, including healthcare and mid-rise mixed-use/retail projects, with an in-depth specialization in senior living projects, many of which have won awards. Recent and current projects include: an extensive rehabilitation and expansion of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, the expansion of Porters Neck Village in Wilmington, and the Westin Hotel in Greensboro.

 

Carolyn Weaver Carolyn has been working in the design field for almost 20 years, including 18 years at CJMW. With abilities ranging from design to project management and construction administration, Carolyn is an asset to any project. She combines an excellent understanding of detailing with a precise design eye to the benefit of both drawing set and the built project. Carolyn excels at coordinating with engineering and other design partners to develop high quality, integrated document sets.

Carolyn’s focus extends beyond project work to a keen interest in continuously refining processes to be more efficient and effective. She easily adopts new technologies, harnessing them to the benefit of the firm. As the primary developer of CJMW’s proprietary FFE database, Carolyn’s contributions to the firm have been significant.

How would you describe your career in three words?
Transformative. Multifarious. Entertaining.

What is a valuable lesson you learned in your career?
Success is balance.

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have a degree in psychology.

Carolyn’s project experience includes senior living, hospitality, corporate, and other related markets. Recently completed projects include the new Forsyth County Courthouse in Winston-Salem, and renovations to the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Tx. Carolyn is currently involved in several ongoing projects such as the expansion of the Truist Leadership Institute in Greensboro, a refresh/ renovation of Hotel Indigo Asheville, and renovations for senior living community, Plymouth Harbor in Sarasota, Florida.