Jeff Gillam, P.A., NCARB
Jeff brings experience, expertise and leadership to JGR. He takes pride in the business he’s been President of since 1999. He maintains architectural registrations in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, California, and Texas. Additionally, he is professionally affiliated with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the National Parks and Recreation Commission, and the American Hospital Association (AHA).
He thrives on meeting with clients and developing a significant relationship in order to get a deep understanding of their wants, needs and dreams and turn them into a reality. Jeff is devoted to effectively listening and fully understanding the project at hand, thus simplifying the challenging and technical aspects of architecture, specifically the building design, engineering and construction.
One of Jeff’s recent accomplishments was leading the team at JGR on the Kansas Wesleyan University New Student Activities Center, a 71,000 s.f. superstructure that now offers the students a new gymnasium, kitchen and dining services, bookstore, and weight and exercise areas, just to name a few. Additionally, he oversaw the master planning and design of the new Sunflower Bank Administration Facility. This exquisite four floor facility totals 80,000 s.f. and is located in a new development of over 50 acres. It includes a lobby, reception area, conference room, administration offices, and many other state of the art spaces, creating a corporate headquarters that conjoined eight departments, previously from various facilities.
Currently, Jeff is in the design process of the Wings Over Salina Aviation Experience. This facility will be a unique air museum featuring a wide variety of exhibits. A few examples include a two story glass atrium; a Glenn L. Martin Commemorative Lobby with a full scale replica of Glenn L. Martin’s experimental flyer, the first machine powered flight in Saline County on November 1, 1911, suspended from the ceiling; an interactive flight lab and multi-media theater. Also available is the upscale Runway Restaurant situated next to the Salina Airport runway providing the aviation experience complex and fine dining, lunch, lobby snack bar, and banquet capabilities. The entire proposed concept is a special place where people of all ages can experience the notion of flight, and the local community’s important role in the history of world aviation. This potential, architecturally, dramatic complex presents an exciting hands-on, immersive, interactive, and fully-engaging visitor experience.
Jeff has resided and raised his family in Salina for 26 years. He favors Salina because it is central to the state and the U.S., creating immense access to our clients. He finds the friendly community and high level art programs very appealing. When Jeff isn’t putting in the hours at the office, you may find him outdoors. He enjoys being active and often engages in hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, kite boarding, biking, swimming and wake boarding.