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Joint Architectural Intelligence Associates


JAIA Development Platform

      The collective thinking of JAIA architects draws upon experience from their own career, studies and experiments for JAIA’s unique Joint Architectural Intelligence. Joint Architectural Intelligence recognise individual projects, research works and creative approaches as valuable intellectual assets to be reused for either repetitive or hybrid approach. Having collated highly professional intelligence over the last 20 years of JAIA members expert experiences, JAIA persist to be a unique architectural practice crossing over the boundaries. In architectural projects, JAIA provides a platform in which developers, funders, contractors and other consultants will operate together like an integrated project team to deliver a greater quality of architecture with a viable financial structure to the end users. The intelligence that JAIA collates gets fed into this platform and gives greater potential to all our partners.

JAIA People
Jai Hyuk Lee

Principal Director, AA Dipl. RIBA

As a chartered architect of RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects), Jai Hyuk Lee is the principal director of JAIA. He has previously worked for KPF, Llewelyn Davies Yeang and PCKO in London. His 20 years professional experience includes Residential, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, Mixed Use Development, Master-plan and Urban Planning, from early stage design to completion.

Joo Han Baek

Director, AA Dipl.

Before becoming a director of JAIA, he previously worked for Edward Cullinan Architects, London. There he was involved in various office projects including Mixed Use, Education, Cultural, City Master-plan, and Residential. His unique experiences in various architectural workshops in Japan, Taiwan, France and India, have developed his knowledge of construction processes into another level.

 Seung Hoon Yang

Director, Architect, ARB

Before joining JAIA, Seung Hoon had spent more than 10 years working on luxury residential projects in London’s most prestigious areas and was responsible for award winning large scale residential projects. His strengths lie in the management of large complex developments from concept to detailed design. With expertise in BIM design process, he heads up BIM implementation in JAIA.

 Luis Gonzalez

Architect, ARB

Luis holds a degree in Architecture from Escuela Politecnica Ceu San Pablo of Madrid, Spain. He also studied in the TKK in Finland (researching on sustainable solutions towards architecture). He has been involved in various international workshops organised by L’école Camondo of Paris and Politecnico de Milano. Luis has professional experience in commercial and residential projects and temporary exhibition from design to completion.

 Maria Paneta

Architect, ARB

Maria Paneta is an Architect in JAIA. Maria has a broad portfolio of projects ranging from small scale projects to large scale mixed-use developments. She is a team player with attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills. Maria holds a Master of Architecture from the Bartlett UCL and she is a member of Interactive Architecture Lab.

 Alice Barsottini

Interior Designer

Alice has graduated a Master of Architecture from University of Florence before studying at Central Saint Martins with a postgraduate Master in Narrative Environments during which she won with her team a competition for the design of a new concept store for Sephora-Paris. Alice is passionate about visitor experience and storytelling. She expresses it within details and bespoke design solution, and she had been worked on visitor centre and exhibition for museums, brand, urban and community environments.

 Tae Hyuk Kim

Architectural Assistant

Tae joined JAIA as an Architectural assistant in 2015. He has earned his diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II), where he has experienced various academic projects and workshops in the UK, the U.S.A, Korea, Japan, and Columbia. He has professional experience in interior, retail, residential, public projects, and exhibitions.

 Join JAIA!

Architectural Assistant

JAIA is seeking a RIBA Part II architectural assistant with excellent design skills, technical ability and enthusiasm to work on a wide range of new projects. Applicants must have eligible visa status to work in the UK. Please email us your CV and some work examples in pdf format to

AUG.2017 15 Orchard Rise Completion

November 2016 – August 2017 15 Orchard Rise has been completed in August with a successful handover to the client. The original house was in a terrible state of internal disarray from lack of maintenance and did not fit for modern family living house and used to suffer from its bad insulation to the external […]

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APR.2017 Project “S”

JAIA Architects have secured an interesting office project in Watford which will transform an existing warehouse type office into modern open plan office circa 80,000 sqft. The various challenges include how to keep existing business operation while the massive transformation takes place. The additional storey to extend the floor area will give a great opportunity […]

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FEB.2017 01 Andrewes House

A tender package has been submitted to the City of London to proceed to construction stage. 01 Andrewes House is a flat conversion project JAIA Architects secured from a tender by City of London. The Grade II listed Barbican Estate owned by City of London has been reported to have 16 underused spaces around the […]

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JAN. 2017 The Parade Planning Granted

A planning permission for 6 residential unit schemes in Watford has been successfully granted! The application is a regeneration scheme in which JAIA Architects proposed erection of a two storey extension above existing a single story parade in the High Street of Watford. We have successfully argued this challenging design scheme will enhance and benefit […]

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DEC. 2016 JAIA secures Korean Embassy Remodelling Project!

JAIA Architects are proud to announce that we have been appointed as a main architect for the Korean Embassy Remodelling project. Our ongoing efforts to deliver high standard design and service to the various range of clients including private and public sector in London has brought us to the great opportunity and our pitch to […]

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NOV. 2016 Birch Avenue Completion

Birch Avenue (Woodlands House), Birch Avenue house has been successfully completed! Birch Avenue is a back land house development secured through an innovative approach of JAIA SMS(Strategic Map Scanning) in which JAIA Architects identified the back land of the existing house (Redcote) as a development potential surrounded by the natural beauty of the countryside in […]

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SEP. 2016 Lower Stone Planning Granted

Lower Stone, ME15 A planning permission for 14 residential units scheme in Lower Stone has been successfully granted! The application is a regeneration scheme for the conversion part of 1st floor ancillary retail floor space and erection of the 2nd and 3rd floor extension to form 14 residential units. The scale and design of the proposed […]

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JULY. 2016 Orchard Court development completion

Orchard Court, KT4 Orchard Court has been successfully completed! Orchard Court is a 8 unit residential scheme which was proposed to regenerate an existing 1930’s purpose built flat located in Worcester Park, Surrey. The estates had suffered from an outdated roof structure, rundown garage and poor landscape for lack of investment. Particularly, the existing roof […]

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JUNE. 2016 JAIA granted Tax Credit on R&D research

JAIA Architects have been granted for Tax Credit on innovative research by HMRC.  JAIA SMS (Strategic Map Scanning) on-going R&D project has proven its innovative and technological edge by acquiring the Tax credit from the UK Government. The grant encourages us to spur the very innovative approach beyond the concept of a traditional architectural profession. […]

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MAR.2016 Orchard Court

The Orchard Court development is near practical completion and all the flats  sold out in a 2 days marketing campaign. The old leaking roofs have been replaced with 8 new build flats and the flats have settled down so smoothly with the surrounding that neighbours praise that they feel those flats were there before. JAIA […]

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