founder I architect I developer

JONATHAN WALLACE

AIA, M.Arch, LEED AP BD+C 

Jonathan Wallace is an innovator, a visionary, a scholar, a humanitarian, and an environmentalist. His education and experience as an architect, general contractor, and developer are what has shaped his holistic approach to the built environment. 

Starting from humble beginnings, Jonathan is self made. He started his career as a general laborer in construction to pay the bills while first attending architecture school. Over the years Jonathan has received his bachelors and masters degrees in architecture from Temple University while gaining experience working in both the architecture and construction industries. As he rose through the ranks, Jonathan became a registered architect and general contractor. Having this dual knowledge and realizing the need for sustainable developments, Jonathan became a real estate developer and created a vertically integrated architecture and development company, AVLV Development.

WHO WE ARE

ARCHITECTS & DEVELOPERS

We are AVLV (“Avolve”). Our mission is to implement and spread awareness of environmental and social sustainability. We are a vertically integrated sustainable architecture and real estate development company. We develop sustainable + mixed income single and multifamily developments. 

architecture

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

We believe architecture should enhance the human experience and improve quality of life. This is accomplished by integrating nature back into the built environment, evoking creative expression, and understanding the physical and psychological needs of the user. Just like the physiology of the human body with all of its complexities and synergy of parts, we believe architecture should be efficient, functional, and sustainable yet graceful and simplistic. Our inspiration stems from the greatest teacher of all, nature.

development

SUSTAINABLE + MIXED INCOME

As developers, we assess every project’s potential and calculate the associated risks. We study economic trends and developmental growth patterns within the surrounding areas to ensure a project’s viability. We look for opportunities to revitalize blighted areas, activate socioeconomic growth, and restore communities. All of our projects are sustainable and include mixed income housing. Our developmental capacity includes projects ranging from single and multifamily residential to mixed-use to community and urban development.

SHOP

APPAREL & HOME GOODS

OUR BRAND

Our brand’s mission is to spread environmental & social sustainability awareness. Our brand seeks to lift up and empower all walks of life. Whatever your struggles in life may be, we want to let you know that you are not alone. Whatever your goals are know that you can achieve them. Stay focused and keep your head up, you got this!

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

Our partners are minimizing waste in packaging and source sustainable packaging materials. Many of their packaging materials are either recyclable or biodegradable. Bubble wraps are made from a minimum of 15% recycled plastic and 10% post-consumer content. Their kraft tubes are made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content and 0-30% secondary recycled content.

FOUNDATION

OUR MISSION

ENVIRONMENTAL sustainabILITY

TO EDUCATE COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES

Educating communities and businesses about environmental sustainability through social media, webinars, and events.

TO EDUCATE ARCHITECTS, CONTRACTORS, & DEVELOPERS

Educating architects, contractors, and developers about environmental sustainability during development feasibility, design, and construction through social media, webinars, and events.

TO RESTORE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

Implementing sustainable design on all of our projects in addition to planting street trees and other vegetation in local communities.

AREAS OF FOCUS include but are not limited to green infrastructure, energy efficiency, stormwater management, building materials, renewable energy, social design, walkable cities, and transit oriented development.

SOCIAL sustainabILITY

TO EDUCATE COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES

Educating communities and businesses about social sustainability through social media, webinars, and events.

to develop the youth

Developing the youth to become productive members of society through education, guidance, resources, and career opportunities.

TO CREATE A SUPPLY OF MIXED INCOME HOUSING

Implementing mixed income housing on all of our projects. This strategy will provide a platform to achieve upward mobility, financial independence, and employment. Low income neighborhoods often don't have access to many job options, decent grocery stores or high-performing schools. These neighborhoods also have high levels of concentrated poverty, racial disparities, and disinvested communities.

AREAS OF FOCUS include but are not limited to preventative care, mental health, diet & exercise, college prep & career guidance, and startup business guidance. 

CHARITIES