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Jonathan Negron

Jonathan Negron

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Jonathan Negron’s interests lie in all things systematic. The more moving parts, the better. Observing, diagraming, and hybridizing machines with various other systems, such as hydroponic farming, have inspired many of his designs. 

Jonathan’s work focuses on counterbalancing American landscapes of consumption with landscapes of production. Each project acknowledges Architecture as a driver of economic change and social interaction. His current design work focuses on rehabilitating an early 20th century ship-building warehouse into an open-source factory where collaborative prototyping and production can occur alongside cultural consumption to create a new type of hybrid social typology. 

He also actively engages in community design projects, including redesigning and constructing a church’s youth facilities and building the first LEED-accredited Habitat for Humanity house in his hometown of Stuart, Florida. 

Jonathan’s other interests include participating in leadership roles in Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) where he led teams in the design of an early education schoolhouse for the township of Cosmo City in South Africa and a student center for Cornell’s Campus. The design for the student center is currently working its way through design development with the goal of funding and construction over the next few years. The proposal seeks to provide a new hub for on campus activity as well as a gateway to Cornell’s natural areas, the Plantations, without impacting its site or the environment.

Designing and constructing robotic systems that respont to human engagement via social media and other handheld technologies has become a passion for Jonathan in his pursuit of creating an open-source architecture that enables the user to dynamically manipulate the spaces the occupy to better serve their needs.

Employment 

Cornell University Architecture, Art, & Planning, Ithaca, NY, US, Summer College Teaching Associate

Will be advising and tutoring students through a 6-week introductory course in Architecture, including a studio and lecture portion. Responsibilities include teaching relevant architectural themes and concepts as well as demonstrating appropriate drawing and modeling styles.

Jun 2014 - current
 

N H D M | Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon, Ithaca, NY, US, Research Associate

Researching logistics and legalities of reappropriating infrastructural Right of Ways and executing drawings based on the information collected. This work is to be displayed in the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Urban by Nature.

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Cornell University Architecture, Art, & Planning, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Associate for Structural Concepts & Systems Courses

Assisted First-Year Undergraduate and Graduate students in learning the concepts of structural members and forces. Provided guidance to Third-Year Undergraduate and Second-Year Graduate students on model-making techniques and understanding more complex structural systems.

Sep 2011 - May 2014
 

The Open Workshop, Toronto, ON, CA, Research Associate/Intern Architect

Developed concepts, drawings, and renderings for four competition entries. Focused primarily on systems diagrams and axons.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Johnson Schmidt & Associates Architects, Corning, NY, US, Intern Architect

Completed diagrammatic and construction documents for several adaptive re-use projects in Upstate New York. Participated in site visits to survey existing buildings for the purpose of creating drawings for their remodelling.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Kelly & Kelly Architects, Stuart, FL, Intern

Produced construction drawings for a residence in Southern Florida. Visited the construction site and met with the clients and contractor throughout the process.

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed 10 semesters of Design Studio including a semester in Rome, traveling studios to Taipei, Taiwan and San Francisco, California, and a Thesis.

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

Awards 

Europan 12-Kagran Site, Other

Awarded Runner-Up

2013
 

H. Roy Kelley Scholarship, Scholarship

2012
 

Cornell Club of Eastern Florida's Esther Bondareff Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Annette Remer Merrill Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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