JRstudioworks is a full service boutique design practice led by Jocelyn Ross. JRstudioworks brings a holistic approach to architecture and interior design allowing effective team-based planning from the projects beginning to its completion. Our designs are tailored to each client with highly personalized design service to create bespoke environments which are truly unique and unmistakably associated to each client’s needs.
After completing a Masters in Architecture at Arizona State University, Jocelyn Ross joined Senior Rae Architecture + Art in Phoenix, Arizona, an architectural office specializing in Public Arts projects and furniture design. Here, Ross worked in a broad spectrum of visual arts (monoprints, etchings, metal works, painting, pottery and jewellery) as the architectural office shared space with other design-focused companies including a photographer, illustration artist, metal worker, cabinet maker and an interior designer. It was a collaborative and energizing environment where all projects were charged with a multidisciplinary approach.
This broad-focused creative experience shaped Ross’s philosophy and approach to art and architecture; in each project, spatial form, contextual harmony and human touch was key. Ross then moved into furniture design and architectural-element design at ToH Studio, a furniture company offering integrated architectural and interior design services. Ross headed up the architectural and Interiors arm of the company and began a new relationship with a development in Loreto Bay, Baja California. Here, she took responsibility for the design and build of several custom home projects, including stewardship of all furniture and accessories—right down to placemats and utensils. Travelling from Scottsdale to Loreto for four years encouraged a distinct warm, southwest flavor in her work.
Ross moved back to Canada in 2011 where she started working for her father’s firm, William H. Ross Architect. Here, she took responsibility for industrial and commercial work—a huge learning curve in technology and application. While it was key for business development and professional growth, she longed for the more artistic and personal side of architecture and interior design that she’d nurtured in residential design. In September of 2016, Ross launched Joceyln Ross studioworks with the sole intention to focus on residential architecture and interiors.