People

At the core of Period Architecture are its people. Each member of the practice embodies time-honored design principles, classic detailing, and exquisite craftsmanship. Well-versed in historic styles and guidelines, the firm specializes in traditional, period-inspired design. The character of a region is considered and architectural traditions of the past are united with contemporary lifestyles and technology. New architecture appears to be old while state-of-the-art in every respect.

Joseph Mackin, Jr.

Co-founder & President

Joe Mackin, co-founder and president of Period Architecture, is long-inspired by the historical and regional architecture of his native Pennsylvania, and also by the resurgence and appreciation of classical and traditional forms. Fascinated with building things from an early age and determined to become an architect by the age of eight, the field of architecture is Joe’s natural element. During his professional career before co-founding Period Architecture, Joe spent time at several well-known firms contributing to commercial, institutional, and residential projects that ranged in size and scope. Joe chose to focus on residential practice because of the opportunity to work at a very detailed and intimate scale while collaborating with homeowners who are personally invested in and direct recipients of the process.

Today, Joe and his colleagues at Period Architecture carry on traditions that were not always universally acknowledged and appreciated. Joe says, “We stand on the shoulders of those residential designers who precede us—giants in our profession who were masters of invention during their time. Our mission is to uncompromisingly serve our clients as architectural visionaries capable of blending historic sensibility with modern living.”

The recipient of several prestigious industry and academic accolades, Joe brings a distinctive approach to architectural design, documentation, and management. His forte is in traditional homes, but regardless the type of commission, Joe firmly believes that listening is the key to a successful project. “Our clients and their trust in us inspire our work every day. Listening allows us to follow the thread of a dream and we carry that thread forward in everything we do.”

Joe holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate that allows reciprocal registration to practice in any state. He resides with his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania. An avid runner, Joe enjoys being outdoors, and enters races as his schedule allows.

Education

  • Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)
  • Society of American Registered Architects (SARA), Pennsylvania Council
  • Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Professional Registration

  • Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania
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Jeffrey Dolan

Co-founder & Vice-President

Jeff Dolan, co-founder and vice-president, brings a pragmatic approach to Period Architecture’s thoughtfully planned, well-appointed, comfortable living spaces. Jeff’s technical expertise is matched by his problem-solving capacity in both design and management. Vernacular architecture is a particular passion and Jeff’s appreciation of detailing, materials, and traditional construction techniques are evident in every Period Architecture project.

Jeff’s particular artistry as a designer is demonstrated in his precisely delineated millwork, cabinetry, and casework. Through creative integration of authentic detailing, Jeff is able to sensitively refresh a historic home or convey period history in a new construction. He says, “Beyond the aesthetics, which contribute to the narrative desired by each client, we focus on efficient use of space to capture how a family plans to inhabit and use individual rooms. We ask a lot of questions in anticipation of needs for special celebrations and entertaining as well as about where homework is done or where sports equipment is stored. The stuff of life, the whole range, informs and directs our design. The elements of the architecture are fully expressed in tandem with our client’s goals, objectives, and their expression of family.”

Creating design solutions that articulate the client’s vision is what excites Jeff about his work every day. The anomalies and character within traditional building continually inspire his inventiveness and creativity and also extend to Jeff’s interest in landscape design and property planning.

An outdoorsman who also enjoys numerous athletic pursuits, Jeff lives with his family in Delaware County where he is renovating his own period home.

Education

  • Architecture, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Associate, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
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Jessica Fogle

Associate AIA, LEED AP - Project Manager & Marketing Director

Jessica Fogle serves the firm as both a sensitive residential designer and as the firm’s lively marketing voice, thus merging her combined interests and experience. Prior to arriving at Period Architecture, Jessica worked on notable homes throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Jessica says, “I have a deep appreciation for regional architecture, but my passion extends to a range of period styles, including, but not limited to the traditional Pennsylvania farmhouse. I personally love European architectural influences on the east coast and I am always excited for the opportunity to integrate sustainable, versatile features as well as artistic expression into our designs.”

Over the course of her professional career, Jessica has honed an innate ability to actively listen and translate a client’s wishes and dreams into an accurate and comprehensive narrative for design. She is skilled at logically assembling solutions that contribute to a home’s beauty and functionality. Jessica adds, “I love the technical side of what we do and I discovered that I have an intuition for composition: Composition of architectural components in a design, and also the composition of ideas, which I can organize and highlight in an elegant way. I apply the same objectives to our marketing, photography, and presentations.”

Originally from Indiana, Jessica’s early aspirations to become an architect led her to Ball State University. A skier, hiker, and golfer, Jessica lives in Chester County. She is a contributor of landscape and architectural photography to numerous shelter magazines.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, College of Architecture & Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Habitat for Humanity, Chester County Community Outreach Ambassador
  • Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry (CCCBI) Emerging Leaders
  • National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
  • Angle Eye Photography, Photographer
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Additional Staff

Doug Mancuso

Kyle Gresh, Associate AIA

Brad Kline

Jamie Krizovensky