Jeffrey discovered a love for art and drawing at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the countryside would become inspiration for years of designing and creating beautiful architecture.

Dungan’s creative work can been seen throughout North and Central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry. In addition to his architecture, he brings passion, depth and an endless enthusiasm for the people he works with.


Jeffrey has been honored with numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects as well as the 2017 Southeast Architect of the Year Award by Veranda magazine and ADAC. He is a Shutze Fellow at the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and has won three coveted Shutze awards from the ICAA.


Dungan’s work has been featured in numerous books as well as VerandaLUXE, MILIEU, The Wall Street Journal, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and House Beautiful.

JDA is a private residence architect firm. We work closely with our clientele always striving to understand their lives and create places of lasting beauty and permanence. Our focus is to merge architecture and structure with interiors that create the most thoughtful and cohesive experiences. We collaborate with talented artisans and interior designers from across the country, always having fun in the process.