Jennifer is a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design. While studying architecture at KU, Jennifer also pursued her interest in photography through independent study with Professor Pok Chi Lau at the University of Kansas Department of Fine Arts.
Jennifer is a registered architect in the State of Arkansas and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
After practicing architecture in the San Francisco Bay area and in Little Rock, Jennifer founded Herron Horton Architects with Jeff Horton. Jennifer believes architecture is about people and has a curiosity about how people use space and how they relate to their surroundings. She has a passion for telling stories through photography. Through many years of doing this, she has realized it has enriched her sensitivity to light, environmental conditions of a space and how conditions affect the human spirit. She can’t help but incorporate these sensitivities into the design process.
She enjoys collaborative interaction with clients as well as the people in the office. She draws energy and inspiration from the people she works with and the place she works.
She values her children, their future and respects their sense of intuition and sensibilities.
She admires architect Samuel Mockbee, who started the Rural Studio in Hale County, Alabama. He believed the best way to make real architecture was by letting a building evolve out of the culture and place in order to express its honesty.