Veronica began working as an architect in 2005, practicing on four continents, including time in the offices of Luis Longhi Arquitectos in Lima, & Byoung Soo Cho Architects in Seoul. She founded Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010 with the goal of elevating grace & beauty in people's lifestyles on an international level. Veronica chairs the Wellness Architecture Initiative through the Global Wellness Institute, & participates in a variety of dialogues with world thought leaders centered on the future of health in the built environment.
Bonnie began her architectural career with large commercial projects, and moving to Jackson in 1995 exposed Bonnie to custom residential architecture. In 1997 she and her husband formed a design/build firm where they enjoyed over 16years of growth. These experiences exposed her to a variety of building uses, programs, and construction types, amounting to a strong palette of tools for efficient, effective project management. She is passionate about contextual design and buildings that function well for their users.
After earning her Masters of Architecture in 2005, Katie moved to Jackson to begin her career. Familiar with LEED, Katie is always looking to incorporate green, healthy and sustainable practices into design. She holds great respect toward the power of place, and the need to connect people’s lives and livelihoods to the landscape. An active member in the Jackson Community, Katie believes a stronger connection helps one better understand the multitude of factors that affect people, natural environments and design.
Architect In Training II
Kluane earned her Masters of Architecture from Montana State University, Bozeman in 2014. Her architectural thesis, which addressed the unique culture of arctic environments while developing a new regional housing typology for Northern Alaska, earned her the Merit Award from AIA North West. Kluane holds particular interest in sustainable neighborhood design.
Director of Marketing, Office Manager, and wearer of many hats, Blair contributes a diverse, creative background. With experience in graphic arts, home & garden styling, interior design, experiential design, & project management, Blair lends her skills whenever and wherever necessary. She is a MacGyver, an ideas person, a creative problem solver; one who believes in karma, honesty, and the connectivity of everything.
Dennis, our International Intern, joined us from Kampala, Uganda after completing his Bachelors of Environmental Design at Uganda Martyrs University. In addition to architecture, Dennis loves photography, biking, and traveling, and is inspired by culture and history. This is Dennis' first time to the USA. He is blown way by the Mountain West landscape and culture, and looks forward to the adventures ahead!
Natural Building Consultant
After graduating from MSU Bozeman in 2005 with a Masters of Architecture & Bachelors of Environmental Design, Lindsey hit the world of architecture and construction by storm. Working in various cities throughout the Rocky Mountain West, Lindsey’s experience with natural building techniques and community focused architecture has made her a valuable asset to our team (and Chip, too!). She specializes in bringing natural elements into conventional construction. Cool fact - Lindsey built her own straw bale house!
We are a team of architecture and design professionals who specialize in how environments impact human well-being and the health of the planet.
We are specialists of Wellness Architecture. If you’re wondering what that is, think of it this way – today’s world is crazy and fast; people are inundated by an abundance of stimuli on a constant basis. Because of this, we’re becoming more and more disconnected from ourselves and the world around us. At Vera Iconica Architecture we create spaces that provide balance and centering, places of grace among the craze. We work closely with our Partners and Clients to orchestrate environments where people are able to reconnect with themselves and their surroundings. We do this by designing places with strong connections to nature. We create nourishing experiences through the selection of quality, natural materials, the facilitation of our intuitive design process, and the application of understanding of who our clients are.
Rooted in culture and landscape, we are passionate about promoting holistic wellness while designing spaces that develop into the Vera Iconica, or “true likeness”, of the people and places they embody. We have established a consistent framework for production that parallels our intuitive design process to delve into the foundations of who of our clients are, the rhythms of their lifestyles, and how space can be the catalyst to help them live their desired lifestyle. Some have described this process as a contemporary, western feng shui that ignites one’s understanding of how materials and space affect the mind, body, and soul.
Working closely as a team, Vera Iconica Architecture respects the valuable contribution of individual perspectives, and the ideas that are bred out of unique backgrounds and focused expertise. Our emphasis on a collaborative approach involves early design charrettes with stakeholders and design professionals, as well as state of the art 3D visualization tools, such as BIMx and cloud-based servers, to give all members, including both our local and remote, international clients, access to the freshest developments within the project. Vera Iconica Architecture is committed to clear communication and efficient practices to produce design and engineering deliverables that can be executed by master builders and craftsmen to create sacred places of grace that elevate our lives with beauty and delight.
Vera Iconica Architecture is growing and looking for creative and energetic professionals to contribute their talent to our collaborative team. Positions available include Project Manager, BIM Manager, Architect In-Training, and Intern Architect. Cover letters, resume, and portfolio may be emailed to [email protected]