318 W 21st Street. Norfolk, VA 23517 (757) 828-5911 Solutions@forthepeopleprojects.com

About

For the People Projects

We Are For The People

We are a creative problem-solving company which focuses on architecture, placemaking, and the built environment.
No matter if you are a large company or a small business, a dynamic agency or a unique eatery… we create spaces that speak to your business and your brand.

Jen Stringer

Jen was born and raised in a rural area of Alabama, just south of Birmingham. Being raised in the country, the value of natural surroundings and nature’s ecosystems are held close to her heart.

Jen studied Architecture and Environmental Design at Auburn University. During her time at Auburn, Jen participated in Auburn’s Rural Studio, led by MacArthur Grant winner Sambo Mockbee. It is here she learned the impact that could be made by becoming a “Citizen Architect”. Jen worked in the field of architecture since 2001, earning her B.S. in

Environmental Design in 2005. Jen has made every effort to use her skills as an architect to give back to the community in numerous ways during her career.

In 2007, Jen and her family moved to Coastal Virginia, where she found it the perfect environment for effective activism through design. Whether it be through public art, volunteering, advising communities or engaging the public in creative projects – Jen has strived to make a positive impact with her knowledge and skills as an Architect.

With that goal in mind, Jen launched For The People Projects, LLC in December of 2014. The company’s mission is to make problem solving architectural design accessible to small businesses, individuals, and communities.
Jen was born and raised in a rural area of Alabama, just south of Birmingham. Being raised in the country, the value of natural surroundings and nature’s ecosystems are held close to her heart.

Jen studied Architecture and Environmental Design at Auburn University. During her time at Auburn, Jen participated in Auburn’s Rural Studio, led by MacArthur Grant winner Sambo Mockbee. It is here she learned the impact that could be made by becoming a “Citizen Architect”. Jen worked in the field of architecture since 2001, earning her B.S. in

Environmental Design in 2005. Jen has made every effort to use her skills as an architect to give back to the community in numerous ways during her career.

In 2007, Jen and her family moved to Coastal Virginia, where she found it the perfect environment for effective activism through design. Whether it be through public art, volunteering, advising communities or engaging the public in creative projects – Jen has strived to make a positive impact with her knowledge and skills as an Architect.

With that goal in mind, Jen launched For The People Projects, LLC in December of 2014. The company’s mission is to make problem solving architectural design accessible to small businesses, individuals, and communities.

Valerie Rottink

Valerie joined For The People Projects team in August of 2018. As a recent University of Virginia graduate, Valerie has jumped into the fast-paced world of Architecture with grace and enthusiasm. While she is new in her career, she is often described as having an ‘Old Soul’ and

approaches everything she does with a broad perspective, care, and compassion.

Architecture became Valerie’s chosen profession because it combined her love of the arts and sciences. Subsequently, she had discovered that creative problem solving is

her favorite way to make a significant impact on the projects she works on. Valerie has found a passion for increasing vegetation and agriculture in urban areas to improve quality of life and reduce environmental impacts of dense urban development.
Valerie joined For The People Projects team in August of 2018. As a recent University of Virginia graduate, Valerie has jumped into the fast-paced world of Architecture with grace and enthusiasm. While she is new in her career, she is often described as having an ‘Old Soul’ and

approaches everything she does with a broad perspective, care, and compassion.

Architecture became Valerie’s chosen profession because it combined her love of the arts and sciences. Subsequently, she had discovered that creative problem solving is

her favorite way to make a significant impact on the projects she works on. Valerie has found a passion for increasing vegetation and agriculture in urban areas to improve quality of life and reduce environmental impacts of dense urban development.

Want To Plan & Design The Perfect Space?

What’s Important To Us

So many of the problems in the world can be solved through thoughtfully designed solutions and everyone should have access to them.

Very professional and definitely knowledgable when it comes to planning. So when you open your business please give Jen a call.

Krista Hines