My name is Jonathan Chesley. I live in Brooklyn, NY and I graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2011.
I believe that architecture must be a cohesive project between designers, builders and researchers in order to play a positive role in the futures of urban, rural and wild ecologies.
I am both a practicing designer and architectural photographer. If you would like to see more samples of my photographic work please contact me through the address below.
Selldorf Architects, New York City, NY, Architectural Designer
Self-Employed, Clayton, NY, US, Project Manager, Designer, Builder
My collaborator and I worked together as designer, builder and project manager for this re-design/renovation of ecologically sensitive landscape and boat house.
We acted as client contacts, sourced materials and created detailed drawings for the project.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture and Allied Arts
While in school I collaborated on a number of extra-curricular projects including 6 national design competitions, an art installation in the schools gallery and co-founded a student-run architectural publication, KTISMAjournal (Ktismajournal.com).
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, CA, Bachelors, School of Visual Arts (BFA)
I explored a variety of artistic mediums while in school including photography, painting, video art, drawing and sculpture. The goal was to explore a conceptual discourse through a variety of materials and scales.
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, GSAPP (New York/Paris Program)
I participated in the New York/ Paris program which acted as my introduction to architecture. This year-long intensive course focuses on architecture through the lenses of these two metropolitan cities.
Each studio was accompanied by a series of lecture courses exploring the political, artistic and theoretical climate of New York and Paris' urban history up to the mid 20th century.