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JSA Inc. names new associates

PORTSMOUTH — JSA Inc., a leading architecture, planning and interior design firm, has named Sothea Cheney, Dave Gardner and Jay Longtin, AIA, LEED AP, as associates of the firm.

“Our newest associates are highly talented professionals and leaders both within the community and here at JSA,” said North Sturtevant, principal at JSA. “While Thea, Dave and Jay exemplify the highest standards of JSA and the profession, it is their quality as people that sets them apart. We look forward to their continued leadership as associates.”

Sothea Cheney is JSA's specialist for senior living communities and healthcare. Her understanding of how buildings function and encyclopedic knowledge of client standards results in projects with high operational integrity, bringing numerous repeat clients who rely on her expertise. Her current projects include senior living communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England. She has volunteered at Cross Roads House and for Habitat for Humanity.

Dave Gardner brings 34 years of experience in both architecture and web-based project management technology. A building technology expert, Dave is currently involved in the design and production of senior living communities for national clients. Dave has been involved in the community effort to bring a new aquatic facility to Dover, and is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

A 13-year veteran of JSA, Jay Longtin brings depth of expertise on a wide variety of projects including privatized military housing and senior living communities. Currently, he is working on the updating of a mid-century facility for short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and adult day care in Boston. Jay has been a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and has been JSA's primary organizer for meal prep and service at Cross Roads House. He also has been a team leader for a volunteer rebuilding effort in Haiti, and will be doing the same in Peru later this year.

Founded in 1980, JSA is an architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Portsmouth, and Jacksonville, Florida. JSA specializes in health care, education, senior living, housing and hospitality environments. Some of the firm’s most notable New England clients include Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, University of New Hampshire and Brightview Senior Living.