Meet The Team
Mike ZielachowskiProject Manager
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Michael received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Michael joined the Higgins Architects team in 2003 after working on historical home designs in Cleveland. He enjoys spending time with his wife Sally, doing crossfit, and attending concerts. He is a detailed designer and helps orchestrate consultants. He has great organizational skills and the ability to blend conceptual design with technical realities.
James DonaghyProject Manager
Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, James obtained a Masters of Architecture in 2011 at the University of Ulster. He likes helping people not familiar with construction and remodeling to turn their ideas into spaces they are excited to live in. He enjoys the creative problem solving and technical challenges that architecture offers. In his off time he like to explore the great outdoors. James has a wife Michelle and spends most of his free time with his family, wife Michelle, and daughter Grace.
Kevin MurneyProject Manager
Kevin is a native of Arizona, who grew up in the Arcadia neighborhood, and attended Brophy College Prep. An avid builder, he has always had an interest in design which started with Legos at age 5. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Architecture, he is currently pursuing his licensure. Kevin first interned with Higgins Architects in 2014 and joined the firm full time in 2016. He enjoys travel, designing, and staying physically active.
Jennifer ZirkleOffice Manager
From Rahway, New Jersey, Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in Office Administration from Walla Walla University. Jennifer appreciates the creative and unique aspects of each design project, and enjoys seeing client’s projects come to fruition. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, mountain biking, and knitting.