Je'Nen Chastain

Founder | Apostrophe Consulting

Je’Nen Chastain

Je'Nen (pronounced Je-NEEN) is the founder of Apostrophe Consulting. The company grew from her blended background in architecture and business and her expertise in helping award-winning firms navigate practice management challenges. After learning how to design custom solutions inside the studio and within the AIA, she launched out on her own to use those same skills with clients full-time. Je'Nen works with forward-thinking studios who seek to address opportunities for growth, in-studio challenges, and is focused on talent development for rising leaders. Je'Nen earned her MBA and BArch and has trained in architecture. She practiced in a traditional firm setting and has completed her NCARB hours. She has received several awards for her leadership in the profession, including the 2017 AIA Associates Award. Throughout her career, she's helped advance strategic conversations with firm owners and rising industry leaders. She has facilitated retreat planning and nationally recognized conferences, with expertise in leadership development. She co-created the AIA Leadership Institute and has contributed to dozens of professional development programs that support architects and emerging professionals. Her consulting work blends strategic planning, firm management, marketing, and team development.