Jonathan Van Ostenbridge

Jonathan Van Ostenbridge

New York, NY, US

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I celebrate the belief that subtle design principles applied within a responsive and reflective framework can advance and improve our human experience.

As a registered architect, I value the lesson more than the license; the journey over the result. Through it I have learned the value of foresight and self-learning. Awakened within me is a quiet, consistent drive to develop my creative passions, craft my expertise of design and execution in the pursuit of an architecture that is cohesive with client, environment, and self.


WeWork, New York, NY, US, Technical Manager

Developed WeWork’s first non-coworking mid-market product offering Headquarters by WeWork” as the primary architect stakeholder. Helped to build out & manage: design team, product standards, delivery framework, Revit template, market expansion.
- Over 40 projects & 1,00,000 SF completed.
- Managed & mentored design studio of 9 Architects
- Managed consultant relations through RFP, Q.C & C.O analysis.

Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Responsible for the design, consultant management and construction administration of bespoke office spaces. Worked within client facing, full stack design & development team to provide turn-key solutions at scale, coordinating client requests during documentation and construction.
- Over 12 projects & 120,000 SF completed.
- Managed full life cycle of project from due diligence to closeout.
- Collaborated on landlord negotiations, base building scope & leases

Mar 2018 - Nov 2018

Montroy DeMarco Architecture LLP (MDA), New York, NY, US, Job Captain

Primarily responsible for architectural services of all project phases for hospitality, landlord services, corporate interiors, and retail projects. Worked intimately with clients, consultants, G.C’s and landlords to ensure zoning & code compliance, accurate construction documents with systems coordination, and quality construction.
- Managed completion of over 13 projects & 535,800 SF.

Oct 2014 - Mar 2018

Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Livingston, NJ, US, Job Captain

Primary work included education & mixed use. Collaborated with team of in-house engineers & designers to produce drawings from schematic design through construction documents.
- Schematic concepts included program stacking, layouts, facade language.

May 2014 - Oct 2014

L.R. Kimball, Bridgewater, NJ, Architectural Designer

Worked in tandem with two principals tasked with building out the Higher Education & Correctional Facility portfolio in a new market. Responsible for design & drawing production, I learned how to translate architecture concepts to a material and functional language.
- Developed schematic design & RFP Design Presentations
- Design selected for M.C.C South Hall

May 2013 - May 2014


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2014

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