The daughter of a carpenter, Julia Granacher has always been exposed to and shown interest in the technology of building and how it can enhance the beauty and functionality of design. Julia has worked diligently through her architectural design and construction experience to develop a design process that incorporates intuitive instincts for design, an innate understanding of construction techniques and systems, and an innovative inclusion of artistic endeavors as a means of providing new perspectives on design and aesthetics. Believing that design can transcend the functional to inspire, she determined early in her career that the best way to design is from the inside out. Julia has gathered a wide variety of experience since settling in Atlanta including residential design and construction, design and planning for restaurants, mixed-use and multifamily projects, design-build engagement with small commercial infill projects within intown neighborhoods, and even teaching architecture at the collegiate level. At JPA, she has been instrumental on the design and completion of projects like the Families First Resource Center, Stonewalk Lofts, the clubhouse at the Village at Lake Park, and small commercial retrofits while she continually attempts to learn and investigate something new each day.
Julia spends her time outside the office participating in soccer, martial arts, and running with her dogs, and she cultivates her creative instincts by painting, woodworking, reading and volunteering.