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John Jourden

John Jourden

New York, NY, US

 

About 

John Jourden is an (a)rchitect and pathological thinker living in New York.

John's Featured Articles on Archinect

The New Harmony Athenaeum: Richard Meier interviewed by Ben Nicholson. March 25th, 2010, New York., Mon, Jan 3 '11

"It's still not entirely clear what it meant for the history of architecture," Paul Goldberger reflected in a New York Times article in 1996 on the implications of The New York Five. It's still not entirely clear but one thing is for certain the "Five" still cast along shadow. The Five, Peter ...

The New Harmony Athenaeum: Richard Meier interviewed by Ben Nicholson. March 25th, 2010, New York.
 

Archinect [Excerpts] - Log 16: An Interview with OM Ungers, Thu, Jul 16 '09

In September 2004, the architect Rem Koolhaas, a student of Oswald Mathias Ungers (at Cornell) and later colleague, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, a curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London, went to Cologne for the first of what was to be a series of conversations with the “rationalist” German ...

Archinect [Excerpts] - Log 16: An Interview with OM Ungers
 

Reading for CNY 3, PART II, Thu, Feb 14 '08

Reading for CNY 3, PART II
 

Reading for CNY 3, PART I, Thu, Feb 14 '08

Reading for CNY 3, PART I
 

The Shortest Distance for Romania, Mon, Feb 4 '08

In the article below, pointed out by John Jourden, published in October 2007 in Revista 22, the Lecturer, Doctor in Philosophy and blogger Catalin Avramescu presents an interesting view on what urbanism reveals about a society.

The Shortest Distance for Romania
 

Featured Discussion: Verb, Mon, Jul 9 '07

Featured Discussion: Verb
 

UbuWeb Vu: Kenneth Goldsmith , Tue, Jun 26 '07

Artist, critic, poet, writer, and Web provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith is one of those rare individuals who create their own gravity. The breadth of interests and activities that have characterized his twenty-three year career alone is enough to command respect, but perhaps chief among Goldsmith's ...

UbuWeb Vu: Kenneth Goldsmith
 
Reading for the CNY II, Part 2
 
Reading for the CNY II, Part 1
 

UpStarts: Plasma Studio , Mon, Jan 22 '07

The one thing you will not find in school—or even on Architecture Registration Exams—is a course on how to get work, yet it is one of the most basic needs of any design practice. In fact, if you don't have an equal ability to experiment in getting work as you do in doing work you would be ...

UpStarts: Plasma Studio
 

Eight is Enough, Wed, Jan 17 '07

Eight is Enough
 

UpStarts: MAD office, Wed, Nov 15 '06

The one thing you will not find in school--or even on Architecture Registration Exams--is a course on how to get work, yet it is one of the most basic needs of any design practice. In fact, if you don't have an equal ability to experiment in getting work as you do in doing work you would be ...

UpStarts: MAD office
 
Best '05 » Oana Stanescu
 

Charles Jencks: Being Iconic, Sun, Dec 11 '05

Charles Jencks is an author, architect, historian, critic, and occasional soothsayer . He is synonymous with the concept of the Postmodern in architecture, as he was the first to extend those ideas into architectural discourse with his book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture . His numerous ...

Charles Jencks: Being Iconic
 

Reading for the CNY, Tue, Feb 8 '05

Reading for the CNY
 

Double Dutch: Aaron Betsky, Tue, Oct 19 '04

Aaron Betsky, 46, is the director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, and one of the most important critics and proponents of architectural discourse today. His experience as an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design have ...

Double Dutch: Aaron Betsky
 

Double Dutch: Nathalie de Vries, Tue, Oct 19 '04

The Dutch Architecture firm MVRDV (an acronym for Maas + van Rijs + de Vries) is the archetypal representative of the radical break from a traditional architectural discourse. By incorporating systematic research (‘datascapes') in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and landscape ...

Double Dutch: Nathalie de Vries
 

Employment 

Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Jun 2011 - current
 

Archinect, Editor in Chief | Staff Editor

May 2002 - Sep 2008
 

Landahl Design Studio, PC, Project Architect

Jun 2001 - Jul 2008
 

Fung Collaboratives, Project Director - The Beijing Project

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
 

The Snow Show, Architectural Consultant | Participant Liaison

Jun 2000 - May 2004
 

Education 

Yale University, MArch, Master of Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

University of Michigan, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Aug 1996 - Dec 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 



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