Your Project is Our Focus

At RPK, we pride ourselves on staff retention and continuity; the same dedicated staff that start on your project will see it through to the end. Furthermore, to give your project focus and attention it deserves, we undertake a select number of projects in order to ensure that at least one Principal and one Associate are personally involved in all stages of development.

Principals

 

Jonathan Rockliff

Principal - Architect
AAA, MRAIC, BArch

Jonathan graduated from Carleton University’s School of Architecture program in 1992. Unlike many professionals, he spent five years after graduation owning and operating a design and construction company. This practical experience offered invaluable insights into construction coordination, building material assemblies, and heritage sensitivity issues. The success of this company culminated with two award-winning residential renovation projects.
In 1997, he began his architectural internship under the tutelage of two Ottawa architects, gaining experience in high-tech facilities and public school projects. After working at RPK at various stages of his career, Jonathan rejoined RPK as a Principal and Architect in 1999. Since then, he has designed and managed numerous large and small scale projects.
 

Jan Pierzchajlo

Principal - Architect
AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, M Arch, BES

Jan brings a wide variety of experience and expertise to RPK. His enthusiasm and commitment provides a solid foundation for the continued success of the firm.
In 1989, Jan Pierzchajlo joined the Rockliff Group and in August of the same year, became a Registered Architect. Prior to becoming an Associate, he took a leave of absence to work in Berlin, Germany for a year. This experience left him with a wealth of knowledge of international architectural work. In 1992, he returned to Canada and became an Associate with the Rockliff Group. In August of 1993, he become a partner in the firm.
Jan has been the Project Architect, Design Architect, and Partner-in-Charge on many exciting projects and he is actively involved in the management of the firm now known as Rockliff Pierzchajlo Kroman.
 

Jan Kroman

Principal - Architect
AAA, MRAIC, MArch, BSc

Jan is a Registered Architect with both international and local experience - having worked for acclaimed design firms in Holland, Japan, Toronto, and Calgary. He is highly dedicated to maintaining design intent while incorporating scheduling and fiscal constraints through all phases of a project.
Jan’s ability to focus on both the technical and the expressive is evidenced in his varied background. He holds both a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto. Jan received the ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural + Environmental Research for his thesis work Arctic Infrastructure.
Interested in the intersection of art, urbanity, and architecture, Jan has previously taught at the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary; volunteered with Calgary Arts Development and D.Talks (Design Talks Institute); and collaborated on the Tower Renewal Guidelines publication. Additionally, Jan has sat as a board member on the Calgary Public Art Board, and as the Intern Representative on the Alberta Association of Architects Council.

Jonathan Rockliff

Principal - Architect
AAA, MRAIC, BArch

Jonathan graduated from Carleton University’s School of Architecture program in 1992. Unlike many professionals, he spent five years after graduation owning and operating a design and construction company. This practical experience offered invaluable insights into construction coordination, building material assemblies, and heritage sensitivity issues. The success of this company culminated with two award-winning residential renovation projects.
In 1997, he began his architectural internship under the tutelage of two Ottawa architects, gaining experience in high-tech facilities and public school projects. After working at RPK at various stages of his career, Jonathan rejoined RPK as a Principal and Architect in 1999. Since then, he has designed and managed numerous large and small scale projects.

Team

Peter Wong

Associate

Peter Wong is a Construction Contracts Manager with over 39 years of experience in the Architecture and Construction industry.

Karen Muir

Associate

A Registered Architect since 2004, Karen Muir is talented at crystalizing a project vision, leading clients from start to finish.

Kim Norsworthy

Associate

With over 40 years of experience, Kim’s knowledge of construction practices, budget and schedule constraints, makes him a key member of our team.

Dan Letourneau

Associate

Dan’s 25 years in the industry ensure a strong technical solution is found for any building science problem a project may experience.

Jeffrey Nelson

Associate

Jeff joined RPK in 2007 and brings a wealth of construction, LEED and administrative related
knowledge to everything he does.

Sherry Yong

Architect

A Registered Architect, Sherry excels in all fields due to her education spanning NAIT, University of Manitoba and University of Toronto

Dania Atassi

Intern Architect

Having graduated from the Technical University Braunschweig, Dania brings a decidedly European perspective on all design matters.

Agnes De Jesus

Architectural Technologist

Agnes’ varied experience through-out more types of construction together with her LEED knowledge make her a valuable resource on our team.

Yelena Jbanova

Architectural Technologist

Yelena excels in the translation of design concepts into technical drawings, and especially into 3D visualizations.

Nicole Dessureault

Project Accountant

For over ten years, Nicole has run all of RPK’s project accounting and payroll, ensuring we never miss a beat.

Linda Tiet

Executive Assistant

With her outgoing personality and considerable expertise in many areas, Linda ensures that RPK is constantly humming with positivity!