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Jonathon is a Los Angeles based designer, researcher, teacher, collaborator, thinker, and artist.
Resume, references, and full portfolio available upon request.
compMatter-TA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director
Cofounded a collaborative research office in Los Angeles for Trahan Architects. Responsible for architectural design, product design, business development, marketing, and office management. Some selected projects:
BENGBU CITY OPERA HOUSE - A cultural icon for the city of Bengbu, China featuring a 1200 seat opera house and 600 seat recital hall.
VISON - An augmented reality solution for motorcycle riders.
SHENYANG BANK TOWER - A 100 meter tall corporate bank tower for a private client.
RELUXOED - An off-the-grid solar powered OLED desk lamp.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Adjunct Faculty
Collaborated with faculty members Peter Testa and Devyn Weiser as an assistant teacher to assemble and teach a variety of advanced design studios and seminars. Some of these were the first studios and classes to fully utilize the SCI-Arc Robot House:
Fall 2010 XLAB Design Studio w/ Peter Testa: Fake Reals
Spring 2011 XLAB Design Studio w/ Peter Testa: 6DoF
Spring 2011 RoCoCo w/ Devyn Weiser: Robotic Confections & Confabulations
Summer 2011 RoCoCo w/ Devyn Weiser: Robotic Confections & Confabulations R2
Fall 2011 XLAB Design Studio w/ Peter Testa: RealTime
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Visiting Instructor
Prepared and taught two consecutive, annual workshops for current graduate level students and professionals alike. The subject matter consisted of algorithmic design and scripting for architects.
Crash Course series: Rhinoscript, September 2010
Professional Workshop series: Rhinoscript, September 2011
Testa / Weiser, Venice, CA, US, Lead Designer
Worked with Testa & Weiser as lead designer on projects of wildly varying scales including an ocean-based energy infrastructure (X-NRG), a decentralized open source waste to energy solution for the LAUSD (ESCape), and the SCI-Arc Robot House.
Other contributions included scripting, rendering, graphic design, web design, book layouts, printing, and hand binding.
AustinCina Architects, Tacoma, WA, US, Intern Architect
Worked closely with principals on design development and construction document preparation. Provided rendering services and created as-built drawing sets. Two summer internships were completed here from May to August in both 2007 and 2008.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture II - M.Arch II
Studies focused on advanced geometrical design and modeling, computational design, experimental animation, and robotic fabrication.
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies