Key staff

"Architecture should be an honest reflection of the owner’s goals and expectations while respectfully embracing and balancing the demands and benefits of the site. Architecture should enhance the quality of life for the client and the environment" - Brion Jeannette

"Our goal is to create unique architecture in a responsible manner – not only for our clients, but also for our environment" - Amy J. Creager


Key Staff

Fun at BJA
Martin Bard,
Martin Bard,

Martin Bard,

Sr. Project Manager

Martin Bard began his career with Brion Jeannette Architecture in 1998 when he moved to California following his graduation from the University of Hawaii.  Martin was drawn to the firm’s commitment to quality, environmental sensitivities and its encouragement of ongoing education that forms the foundation of BJA.  He quickly demonstrated that he was a team member that could be counted upon. 

As Senior Project Manager, Martin mentors support staff and creates a cohesive team effort on each project.   In his 25 years with BJA Martin has gained a specialized expertise in handling and providing oversight of the technical drawings that implement the design objectives of Brion and Amy, along with his extensive Construction Phase Assistance to many of the firm’s most challenging projects.  Martin has become a veteran maneuvering the various city, county and coastal agencies to facilitate submittal results.  He brings continuity and confidence to the firm and their clients. 

Martin has two grown boys, enjoys leadership in Boy Scouts and mentoring Eagle Scouts, cooking, mountain and outdoor activities and his dog, Sadie.  He is especially proud of his organic vegetable garden that produces incredible tomatoes.

Katelynn Rodgers,
Katelynn Rodgers,

Katelynn Rodgers,

Sr. Job Captain

Katelynn's excitement at BJA began in 2007 as an Intern while a student at Orange Coast College.  Her enthusiasm and commitment to the profession made a lasting impression and she began her professional career with Brion Jeannette Architecture in 2015 after obtaining her degree in architecture.  

Katelynn was drawn to the firm’s commitment to quality, environmental sensitivities and the time the firm spends with ongoing education with their entire team, critiquing every project in design together, to ensure that the best results are reached for their clients. 

Katelynn is a valuable member of BJA’s team with expertise preparing various governing agency submittals, detailing of construction documents and endearing herself to their appreciative clients who have come to rely on Katelynn’s unwavering attention to their homes.   She provides critical input helping to finesse the design objectives Brion and Amy seek.  As a Sr. Job Captain she provides skillful support to many of the firm’s projects, honing and enhancing her knowledge.

Katelynn enjoys outdoor adventures, mentoring youth at her church, tracking the puzzles of unsolved mysteries, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.

Our goal is to create a home that our clients hate to leave and are eager to return to; our objective is to enhance and improve the quality of their lives.