Team Approach

Norwood is a specialty forensic architectural and consulting firm that capitalizes on the experience of a core group of professionals.  The breadth of experience provides the firm’s clients with cost-effective solutions that have been through a careful internal peer review process.


Mr. Steven Norwood, AIA

Steve Norwood, AIA

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Steve is a licensed architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  With over 25 years in consulting, design and construction management, Steve specializes in forensic consulting, repair design, and expert witness testimony for mediation, arbitration, and trial settings.  His experience includes architectural and construction related issues such as code compliance, fire resistive and smoke control assemblies, building envelope failures, architectural standard of care, product manufacturer’s requirements, schedule delay, design errors, design changes, incomplete work, contract interpretation, and allowable costs, among others.  Steve approaches life with a balanced intensity.  While at the office, Steve enjoys the challenge of solving complex problems through the careful analysis of the details and the application of his knowledge.   Steve enjoys spending time with his children and to provide some balance, Steve studies the martial art Aikido and practices yoga.


Mr. Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins

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Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry.  Martin has extensive experience in large and complex construction and design claims.  After years spent as a claims analyst for large commercial and residential projects, Mr. Jenkins provides expertise in the evaluation of design and construction defects, contract evaluation and interpretation, schedule delay, and construction cost impacts.  Martin utilizes his detailed yet inquisitive nature to complement his knowledge in construction and design.  Martin enjoys supporting his children’s passion for competitive sports.  When he is  not working, Martin and his children enjoy traveling.  Martin is also a passionate runner, logging 150 miles a month.


Carl Cross, RA


Carl is a licensed architect in Texas and Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.  He has over 20 years of experience in the architectural industry, including 7 years owning and managing a small firm in Northern Colorado. Carl has designed, detailed and managed numerous multi-family, single-family, commercial and light industrial projects.  Carl’s attention to detail is an asset in his building envelope research and investigation, repair design and 3-D modeling, and building code analysis.  In addition to architecture, Carl enjoys music and outdoor activities with his wife and two children. He can be found gigging with his acoustic guitar at the local coffee shop, singing duets with the family and spending time hiking, swimming, snow and water skiing, horseback riding at the farm, or just tossing the baseball in the back yard.


Amir M. Abu-Jaber, RA


Amir is a licensed architect in Colorado and Texas and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  His experience includes architecture projects throughout the United States and Canada. Amir assists with forensic investigations and contributes his expertise in architectural visualization for sites, buildings, and details.


Jennifer Seely, AIA


Jennifer is a licensed architect in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Utah.  Jennifer has over 10 years of experience with her interests focused on detailing and exterior envelope design.  She has worked on a range of projects across the country including single-family homes, performing arts center, mixed-use complex and high-rise residential tower. She assists with forensic investigations, analysis of field data and building code research.  Jennifer thrives on solving difficult problems and continually learning while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. When Jennifer is out of the office she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, particularly running, cycling and snowboarding. Jennifer also loves playing with her two young children and exploring the world with them and her husband.


Amanda Arnold


Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Kentucky College of Design and has 9 years of experience in the architecture industry.  Her experience includes work on custom single family residential projects and commercial projects in Colorado, Kentucky, and Texas. Amanda assists with analysis of project documents, forensic field investigations and analysis of field data.


Charlotte Lawless

Executive Assistant/Office Manager