Jeffrey L. Cooke, PE

Project Manager

"My dad always had drafting tools around the house, and I grew up in an extended family of carpenters and contractors. Between “designing” houses when I was a kid and being around the construction process in some form, I knew I wanted to be involved in the industry. Structural engineering is a great fit because it satisfies both my desire to design and problem solve, while also seeing the beginnings of projects take form when they first come out of the ground."

As a project manager, with the responsibility of day-to-day contact with clients, Jeff takes pride in being responsive. He understands that the varying demands confronting our clients may require input at any stage of the design and construction process. Considering technology makes communication constant and almost instantaneous, he realizes the necessity of a quick response.

Jeff joined JGA in 2015. While he has a breadth of experience designing structural systems for a range of building types, his primary focus is on the healthcare, higher education and office/commercial markets.

Associates Degree, Architectural Drafting and Design
Central Ohio Technical College

Bachelor of Science, Structural Engineering
The Ohio State University


What is your favorite thing about working at Jezerinac Geers?
We have a laid back atmosphere, with a “just get it done” mentality, where everyone works hard to reach the end, common goal.

What is your favorite meal or restaurant?
The Cliff in Laguna Beach. The food is ok, but the view is spectacular. Plus, I was introduced to it by my wife, Tara, which makes it particularly special to me.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Central Ohio?
I love golf. Central Ohio has so many unique public and private courses within an hour drive of Columbus; you could play a couple times a week and never see the same course.

What is your favorite building in Central Ohio?
I like different buildings for different reasons. While I don’t think I can pinpoint one specific building, I think LeVeque Tower is a great building because of the extensive attention to detail completed with limited tools in the 1920’s. And, I will always have a soft spot for the Dublin Methodist Hospital as my first major design project completed locally.