Janara Garcia Soule
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Born in the Philippines, Janara moved to the US at the age of seven.  In 2008, she received her Bachelors of Architecture at Syracuse University with double minors in Art History and Fine Arts.  Her interest in residential work drew her to the Hamptons.  She joined the firm in 2010 after working on institutional projects in Baltimore for two years.  Over the years, Janara found her natural strengths in project management, client relations, and construction administration.  But her true expertise lies with architectural details and precisely executing these details, both in paper and on site: 

"Detailing requires one to think at multiple scales and views - in section, in elevation, and in plan [most often simultanelously] - while also considering how it affects the overall architectural idea.  Training your mind to do this takes time and experience... but it usually starts with a pen, some head scratching, and endless amounts of trace paper."

Outside of architecture, Janara heads MSA’s Marketing/Sales, Finance and Administration, and Office Production Standards.  She is also an enthusiastic boxer, training at the local gym several times weekly.  Janara and Steve share a quiet life on Shelter Island with their two beautiful kids.