founder I architect I developer
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.
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.
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.
APPAREL & HOME GOODS
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.
AREAS OF FOCUS include but are not limited to preventative care, mental health, diet & exercise, college prep & career guidance, and startup business guidance.