Janann M. Pittman, AIA, Principal
A native New Yorker, Janann Mohring Pittman graduated from Rice University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. After completing a year-long preceptorship with Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz in San Francisco, she returned to Rice and received her Bachelor of Architecture in 1991. Janann continued her career in Houston at CLR Design and Kendall/Heaton Associates, becoming a licensed architect in Texas in 1995. That same year, she moved to Washington, D.C., and joined Grimm + Parker Architects where one of the public high schools she designed won the Maryland AIA Public Building of the Year award in addition to education design awards. Janann later joined Bowie Gridley Architects where she designed private schools, athletic centers and a public library in the Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia areas. Returning to Houston, she joined Jackson & Ryan Architects in 2006 and was named Principal in 2020. Through the course of her career, Janann has continued to focus on her passion for education and community focused architecture. In her free time, she and her family enjoy travel, music and working on construction projects at home. At her sons' schools, Janann has served on the PTO board and committees, the Principal's Security and Traffic Committee, in the classroom and in a number of other capacities. She also had the pleasure of designing a new science lab for their elementary school. She was a founding board member of the non-profit Books Between Kids, and she continues to volunteer with that group, for Rice University and for her sons' Boy Scout troop.