Jonathan received his Bachelors in Architecture from Syracuse University in 2001, and soon thereafter joined Payette Associates in Boston. While working at Payette, his ambition not only provided diverse design opportunities ranging from theater design with Shakespeare & Company to master planning for The Aga Khan University. As a young designer, Jonathan not only handled more senior roles, but spent much of his free time promoting continuing education, and distinct volunteer experiences co-leading Payette's Young Designer's Core.
Following a meaningful and educational experience in Boston, Jonathan relocated to New York City joining one of the world's most influential and recognized design firms in Studio Daniel Libeskind. Over the course of nearly seven years, since joining SDL, Jonathan took on more of a leadership role as Project Architect working directly with the Principals in charge as well as Daniel Libeskind. He became a team leader coordinating high end international projects of various scales from concept design through construction including the recently completed Citylife residences that are part of the redevelopment of the historic Fiera Milano Fairgrounds in Milan.
As a change in scale and pace, Jonathan joined DXA studio in 2014 where, as a project manager, he gained great experience with residential design, client communication, NYC code, zoning, and the DOB process.
Shortly thereafter, Jonathan was contacted by the world renown innovative design firm BIG, and accepted an exciting position assisting with managing projects towards construction.
In addition to his daily work as an architect, Jonathan has continued to donate his spare time to volunteering with the local and international community. Some of his most recent work has been spent with Architecture for Humanity's NY chapter, working with Respond & Rebuild following Hurricane Sandy in the Far Rockaways, and building homes in Chaom Trach village, Cambodia with RAW impact.
BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect, RA, LEED AP, NCARB
DXA studio Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Manager, RA, LEED AP, NCARB
Working directly with clients, consultants, and the partners in charge managing a 10,000 sf residential townhouse on the Upper east side of Manhattan. As a project manager, I was fortunate to be intimately involved with preparing RFP's, contract negotiation, and navigating the NYC code, zoning, and DOB process.
Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York, NY, US, Project Architect, RA, LEED AP, NCARB
Working directly with Principals and Daniel Libeskind, as an individual and as a team leader, coordinating projects of various scale and program from concept design through construction.
payette associates, Boston, MA, US, Architect/ Designer,RA, LEED AP
Started working as an individual directly with principals on cultural projects, and then quickly moved from coordinating technically complex research centers to acting as a job captain focusing on core and shell development for construction.
Jill Neubauer Architects, Falmouth, MA, US, Intern
Began building physical models, and quickly moved from taking field measurements to coordinating construction documents for single family residential projects.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture