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J. GARLAND ENTERPRISES  is a  Boston-based architecture, design and real estate development practice, with a primary focus on urban re-development, commercial mixed-use and multifamily housing.

The firm’s design practice is led by President & Creative Director Jonathan C. Garland and Design Principal Juan Andres Bernal who together bring 40+ years of professional practice experience. JGE’s work is spread across a number of commercial development sectors including; academic K-12 schools, institutional/college & university, residential multifamily housing, office and life science. The firm is currently working on projects ranging from new construction to selective demolition and renovation, to historic rehabilitation, throughout Boston, Greater Boston and Massachusetts. Each of these projects present uniquely different client teams, programmatic goals, budgetary constraints and regulatory approval processes. The collaborative nature of our work has fostered a firm culture that embodies our core values, celebrates diversity, equity & inclusion, and holds a deep commitment to design excellence and client service. 

Jonathan & Andres are joined by a diverse team of design professionals ranging from senior project architects with 35 years of practice in the field, to experienced project managers and talented designers.  

Collaborative, Creative and Cost-Effective Design & Development is what we do – Reach Out to Us Today!

J. GARLAND ENTERPRISES is a 100% Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE Certified) 


One Marina Park Drive

14th Floor, Suite 1410

Boston MA 02210


M (617) 851-1158 | O (617) 477-0543


One Marina Park Drive

14th Floor, Suite 1410

Boston MA 02210


O (617) 477-0543

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As president, founder and a native of Boston, Jonathan brings over two-decades of professional experience in the commercial development industry with keen expertise in uniquely crafting well-designed architectural solutions while working with clients to build and strengthen meaningful community relations and obtain regulatory permits and approvals.


Over the course of his career, Jonathan has cultivated a widely-respected seasoned approach to revitalizing many of Boston’s established neighborhoods and inner-city communities through high-quality collaborative design and development strategies. His career achievements include award-winning designs for a broad range of building types; from large scale urban mixed-use developments to nationally recognized institutional, cultural and civic projects. Jonathan’s experience throughout Boston and New England includes; multi-family housing, K-12 schools, and office & life science lab environments.

As an accomplished designer, Jonathan brings a uniquely creative understanding of the built environment with a focus on the future of cities and transformative urban spaces. His design philosophy is deeply anchored in a commitment to forge meaningful partnerships between communities, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies—which is often found to be the catalyst that leads to more directly appropriate design and placemaking.

Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys; traveling internationally, skiing and coaching football! 

​Professional Affiliations & Accolades // Jonathan earned a B.Arch. from the Boston Architectural College where his Thesis received high honors and was awarded Best of Architecture.

  • Boston Society of Architects [BSA] Nominations Committee

  • National Organization of Minority Architects [NOMA] Boston Chapter

  • American Institute of Architects [AIA]


  • AIA Leadership Conference, Panelist // “Gender and Race in the Workplace"

  • Degree Project Studio Commends Award, Recipient

  • Best of Architecture Degree Project Studio Award, Recipient

  • The Kevin F. O’Marah Award, Recipient

  • The Kronish Practice Award, Recipient

  • Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Scholarship Award, Recipient

  • Northeastern University School of Architecture Visiting Critic

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Critic

  • Suffolk University School of Interior Design Visiting Critic

  • Boston Architectural College, Architecture and Design Visiting Critic

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design Visiting Critic

Board Appointments & Service

  • Boston Architectural College - Board of Trustees

  • Brooke Charter Schools - Board Member

  • Center for Artistry & Scholarship - Board Chair

Contact Jonathan 

m. 617-851-1158 

o. 617-477-0543  x2

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Andres is an Architect and Urban Designer with over 20 years of experience in a variety of scales and typologies. His focus is on planning, early project conceptualization, and permitting of housing developments with an emphasis on carbon reduction. Through his work, he has gained a robust understanding of Boston’s community, zoning, and permitting processes. Andres also has experience in institutional, commercial and industrial building types. A dedicated urbanist, Andres is interested in small interventions (urban acupuncture) that influence the physical organization of cities as well as climate adaptations.


Andres lives in Roslindale with his wife and two kids. He enjoys cycling, running, and a good cup of coffee from his native Colombia.

​Professional Licenses & Affiliations 

  • Boston Society of Architects [BSA] 

  • Registered Architect in Massachusetts

  • American Institute of Architects [AIA]

  • Urban Land Institute [ULI]



Specific Industry Experience​

  • Multi-family/ mixed-use development (affordable, workforce, market, luxury)

  • Master planning/ urban design

  • Passive House Design

  • Student housing

  • Industrial facilities

  • Commercial

Visiting Critic

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

  • Northeastern University School of Architecture

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

  • Boston Architectural College

  • Suffolk University School of Interior Design 

  • Boston Architectural College, Architecture and Design 

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design 

Contact Andres 

m. 617-308-5747 

o. 617-477-0543  x3

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