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J.Neal Architecture & Design


The Notch is a furniture piece designed for a client who purchased a 400 sq/ft condo in DC and needed an all-in-one type unit that includes bed, desk, tv, and plenty of storage, to allow their bedroom to also be converted into a living room.  Notch was constructed using all 3/16″ carbon steel and reclaimed white washed reclaimed oak.  Modularity being essential to the build for easily assembly in the tight space.

rendering of the unit and how it would operate in the space


working in the shop

“notch” your average murphy bed

under construction


a close-up detail of The Notch hinges, a lot of work had to be done to make sure they held up under the moment forces of the shelves



Be sure to stay tuned for the final product pictures!

Sini Cooper

Check out this beautifully executed art installation J.Neal Design was able to work on in collaboration with Theo Pinto Studio and Revlon’s SinfulColors. Check out the process photos below.

Revlon Artist Installation

Learn about the transformation with behind the scene photos of the process!


Carness Shop Drawing - 09.30.15

We’re defying gravity through structural design and making something beautiful along the way.


The welders hard at work making the supports to help this project get off the ground! This is where art and structure meet beautifully.


Setting the stage for the final step. The important part is to make sure the car is secured and we’ve been putting in long hours to make sure it’s ready for liftoff.


getting the car all prepped


J. Neal hard at work making sure the structure is sound.

work in progress


This was an immense project for the J. Neal Team and we’re happy to have been a (small) part of this!




Artisan infant mobile created utilizing laser cut museum board layered with dichromatic film with a unique quality of reflecting a variety of colors while simultaneously casting shadows of alternate color. The mobile was modeled after the Sugar Maple, inspired by the color variations in the film, each leaf of the mobile resonates with the colors of Autumn.

The mobile was shown at the Gallery 788 in Hampden for a collaborative show with Fab Lab Baltimore entitled:  CODE Culture. The exhibit was an interdisciplinary examination of digital fabrication and design that explored the growing impact of digital fabrication and design across disciplines including; art, design, engineering, science, and education, as well as its broader social implications as evidenced in the Maker Movement. The show also examined the role of the various institutions that foster these works, from grassroots open-access fab labs and hackerspaces, to private research-based labs.


Reflection Resonance

A lighting installation and performance while attending the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) for Visual Space:  The Lighted Environment.  This installation was apart of an event held for the donors/supporters of new facilities on campus. The dinner portion took place in the BBOX, MICA’s new experimental theater, with a performance taking place in the atrium space of MICA’s new gateway building. 

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Urban Forest Project (UFP)

Recipient of: AIA Maryland Design Excellence Award

Completed while employed at Gensler, Baltimore as Project Designer

An installation of massive scale. ParkLife/City Movement showcases the importance of nature in the urban environment. An initiative for Tree Baltimore, this undertaking was installed in centrally located Patterson Park. Its realisation was the result of generous donations, volunteers and hundreds of man hours. All the materials used were inspired by the thought concept of division and merger, and of ground, tree and canopy. The end result generating a path that influences visitors to take a voyage and note the beauty. At the conclusion of the installation all materials were donated back into the city parks and tree planting initiatives.




Completed while employed at Gensler, Baltimore as Lead Designer.
Neocon is an installation that deals with the responsibilities designers have today and the issues that face the built environment.  Realizing that every decision has an impact, this space was created from a material that was paused in a transitional state – shredded and baled recycled paper – and enforced the need to think about how we can approach the way we construct our current world.