Jason Ivaliotis

Jason Ivaliotis

New York, NY, US



Jason Ivaliotis is a Project Designer for HNTB Architecture and is currently working on the design for the expansion of South Station in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his professional journey as a designer and educator at Miami University in 1999. Over the last decade he has gained a wealth of experience as a project designer and team leader for various architectural firms, completing a wide range of diverse international projects and competitions which include large scale urban planning, high rise architecture and commercial development, transit architecture, cultural and educational projects, civic spaces, retail and corporate interiors and product design. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Miami University where he graduated with Departmental Honors in 2003, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University where he graduated with an Honor Award for Excellence in Design in 2007. In recent years, he has worked with various design firms including: HNTB, HLW International, Samoo Architecture PC, FXFOWLE Architects, Tsao & Mckown Architects and Rafael Vinoly Architects.  Jason has also emerged as a leading voice on professional preparation for architects and designers, lecturing on portfolio design and acting as a contributing journalist for where he has published a series of articles on graduate school application, portfolio preparation, and job search strategies for architects. Excerpts and portfolio samples from this series have also been featured in Portfolio by Damdi Publishing and Portfolio Design by Harold Linton.

In 2008, Jason was appointed to the faculty of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation where he currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture. Jason’s ongoing research and experimentation at Columbia GSAPP explores the interplay between generative software platforms, physical modeling, virtual analysis and automated digital fabrication techniques. He currently teaches the course Fast Forward (a digital visualization seminar focusing on the development of interactive, rendered environments and mood based visualization techniques) and the course Beyond Prototype (an advanced fabrication seminar in the design of hybridized meshes). Operating with a keen focus on the exchange of information between the design laboratories of academia and those of professional practitioners, fabricators and software developers, he is constantly pursuing unique partnerships which merge academic research with design industry sponsorship.

Jason has been invited as a visiting critic at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Miami University and has lectured at Columbia University, Miami University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Architecture in New York. Over the last decade, Jason has received multiple design awards and his work has been published and exhibited internationally. Throughout the course of his academic and professional endeavors, he approaches architecture as both a fine art and an applied science that remains fluid and versatile to serve the needs of an ever-changing society.



Jason's Featured Articles on Archinect

Student Works: Beyond Prototype, Thu, Mar 21 '13

Beyond Prototype is an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari. This course focuses on the development of hybridized, folded meshes that simultaneously serve as both ...

Student Works: Beyond Prototype

Columbia University GSAPP Fast Forward, Wed, Jan 25 '12

The evolution of digital visualization over the last decade has enabled designers to articulate powerful visions of space, manipulate components, isolate significant moments and generate provocative renderings of a given space at a given time. Often, the generative process of digital modeling ...

Columbia University GSAPP Fast Forward

Shifting Paradigms: Design in Transition 2010, Wed, Jun 16 '10

Versa Design, LeroLero Productions and Archinect are presenting the premiere event, Shifting Paradigms: Design in Transition to be held at the Center for Architecture in New York on June 22, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. This event will also be streamed Live on Archinect starting at 6:30pm EST on June ...

Shifting Paradigms: Design in Transition 2010

Composing the Personal Narrative, Archinect's Official Portfolio Guide: Part II: The Search for Employment, Mon, Nov 16 '09

Part 2 - Composing a Personal Narrative Scroll to read all the sections, or select one of the following links for a direct jump: The Search for Employment: Preparing a Professional Resume and Portfolio Sample Preparing a Cover Letter Preparing a Resume Designing the Portfolio Teaser Submitting ...

Composing the Personal Narrative, Archinects Official Portfolio Guide: Part II: The Search for Employment

Ground Up from Ground Zero: Eight Years Later Responding to the Collapse of the World Trade Center and Rebuilding an American Icon, Thu, Sep 10 '09

Eight years have passed since the destruction of the World Trade Center and a void still remains where the towers once stood. Commonly referred to as “The Top of the World,” the Twin Towers had a commanding presence as a familiar American icon. For some they were a symbol of prosperity and ...

Ground Up from Ground Zero: Eight Years Later Responding to the Collapse of the World Trade Center and Rebuilding an American Icon

Composing the Personal Narrative Archinect's Official Portfolio Guide Part I: The Academic Portfolio, Mon, Aug 3 '09

For many of us architecture is a calling, for others it’s a job and for some it’s a lifestyle. Regardless of which description(s) best fits your personal perspective, as designers there are a few important questions that will unify our cause and help to shape our professional lives. These ...

Composing the Personal Narrative Archinects Official Portfolio Guide Part I: The Academic Portfolio


HNTB, New York, NY, Project Designer

Jul 2010 - current

Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Jan 2008 - current


Columbia University, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2007

Miami University, BArch, Department of Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2003

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