• John W. MacFarlane, Principal
    John W. MacFarlane, Principal

    Bachelor of Architectural Engineering — Wentworth

    Institute of Technology, Boston MA

    John MacFarlane is licensed in the State of Connecticut, and has over 30 years of experience with commercial and residential projects. Mr. MacFarlane brings a broad knowledge of spatial design and technical expertise to every project. Since founding the firm in 1987, he has established JWM Architects as a distinguished name in the architectural industry, completing hundreds of projects and gaining recognition from the Home Builders Association award program.


  • Jane L. Laurent, Adjunct Staff
    Jane L. Laurent, Adjunct Staff

    Bachelor of Architecture — Jefferson University , Philadelphia, PA -Formerly; Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences.

    Jane Laurent brings a proficiency in project design, problem-solving and administration to the JWM team. She has more than 20 years of experience with a diversity of building types, including commercial, mercantile, and residential projects


  • Peter Lewandowski, Adjunct Staff
    Peter Lewandowski, Adjunct Staff

    Bachelor of Architectural Engineering

    WentworthInstitute of Technology, Boston MA

    Peter Lewandowski, during college co-op he worked at BostonCollege in the facilities department, and was involved in the master planning of the lower campus and renovationof several buildings while on staff.   After graduation he worked for a design build firm designing custom residential homes, site development and planning in the Boston suburbs. Working for a Cambridge, Massachusetts firm,he worked on various residential, retail and master planning projects throughout the country. He has 40 years’ experience in the architecture and construction fields, and holds a construction supervisors license.

  • James Rissling, Adjunct Staff
    James Rissling, Adjunct Staff

    Masters Degree in Architecture

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Jim Rissling is licensed Architect in the State of Massachusetts.He began working after graduating and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has over 25 years of experience in construction and architecture. He has had the opportunity and the exposure of working in several design firms.

    As well as being and Architect, his ability to understand greater scales and appreciation of other disciplines has allowed him to work with other Planners and Landscape Architects on large master planning projects. He worked with the Massachusetts Department of Capital and Asset Management on several projects including a hospital campus that was closed in the 1980’s; the 24 acre site include building ranging from a 1920’s asylum to a 1960’s mid rise dormitory. He also worked on the New York East River Bikeway and Esplanade Master Plan as well acting as Design Architect on one of its implementation projects at Stuyvesant Cove. For private developers he has prepared many master plans, including that of the 14 acre brown site in Everett, MA that, although not his plan, is the site of newest casino in Massachusetts.