Jeffrey Dunn

Jeffrey Dunn

Portland, OR, US

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I am an architect with 15 years of professional experience ranging from creative office, adaptive reuse, higher education, F&B, high-end single family and urban work. I've worked in Seattle, New York, LA and now Portland. A lot of my most recent work contrasts historical reference with contemporary influences. I'm most interested in how architecture manifests culture and the ways in which human patterns persist through history. 

Jeffrey's School Blog on Archinect:

Plate Life : Architecture/Urbanism/Discourse at Cornell's AAP

This blog will document areas of discourse and architecture/urban achievements occurring in the master's program at Cornell's AAP in Ithaca, NY. While it will feature many students' work, I would like for it to maintain a discursive focus, illucidating the theoretical objectives of the work occuring here.

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RIOS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Director

Senior Project Director overseeing large, complex projects in Southern California. Most recently an adaptive reuse for Sony Pictures of a scenic painting building for new multi-use events space with a new, ground-up production office building next to it with passive solar custom GFRC facade.

May 2015 - Jul 2023

RSVP Architecture Studio and N-Plus Design Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Job Captain

PM and design for local NYC design projects including an adaptive reuse of a 19th century gothic church into high-end luxury apartments.

Jun 2012 - Oct 2014

ZGF Architects LLP, Seattle, WA, US, Architect

Architect working on higher education (University of Alaska, Evergreen State College), healthcare (Providence Alaska), and urban design work (City of Bellevue, City of Seattle).

Jun 2005 - May 2011


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Territory of Investigation: Architectural Discourse

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - May 2005


Mary Miller Lyons Graduate Award, Scholarship

Scholarship Award given to incoming Cornell graduate students based on merit


Undergraduate Award for Extraordinary Performance, Scholarship

Undergraduate monetary award based on performance


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