jon schluenz

jon schluenz

Charlottesville, VA, US

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Hi. My name is Jon Schluenz. I have a Masters Degree in Architecture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. I am a Passive House Certified Builder. I recently completed my Architectural Registration Exams! That was a real journey.

 I have worked in most positions of design and construction, from carpentry through to project documentation and management. I am experienced in residential remodeling, new construction, and commercial work. I seek to use my skill set to create projects that are thoughtful, engaging, and reduce the impact of the built environment on the planet.

I am proficient in Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, SketchUp, Revit, Chief Architect and Auto CAD.  In my free time, I enjoy making music and art, and going on hikes with people and dogs. I believe the world can be a better place if we work at it. Its time to get to work.



Alloy Workshop, Charlottesville, VA, US, Intern Architect

In my current position, I arrange for client meetings and facilitate project design and implementation. I am involved in project scheduling, specifications, and client management, as well as schematic design, project presentations, zoning research, existing conditions, and product research. Our company designs and builds new construction projects, additions, and renovates exciting homes. I am currently involved in managing a new accessory dwelling unit project, a 300o sf restaurant build-out, and multiple residential renovations.

Sep 2017 - current

jks work, Northampton, MA, owner / designer

jks work was my design company in Northampton , MA. As the company owner I was in charge of design as well as management and sometimes carpentry for residential and commercial remodeling projects. For more information visit

Jan 2010 - Sep 2017

RHI Construction, Florence, MA, US, Design, Construction, and project management

My duties included: client meetings, project design and implementation, project scheduling, on site carpentry and finish selection. Projects ranged from new construction projects and additions, to bathroom and kitchen renovations.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

Route 9 Design and Build, Northampton, MA, Intern Architect / Construction

In this position my job duties included: Revit work, permitting, transportation, materials sourcing, budgets, estimating, and carpentry.

Apr 2012 - Jan 2013

Team Massachusetts Solar Decathalon, Washington DC, Construction / Logistics

This position was a contract hire for the duration of the Solar Decathalon event in Washington DC. I was involved mostly in project logistics and transportation. My job duties also expanded into carpentry, interior design, materials sourcing, and budgets.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011

Helios Design Group, Jamaica Plain, MA, US, Intern Architect

My first office intern position duties included: office management, website maintenance, Architectural photography, schematic design, project presentation, zoning research, existing conditions, and product research.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

William Sonoma Inc, West Elm, New York, NY and Boston, MA, Display Design / Installation

Display Design, Materials Sourcing, Implementation of corporate visual directives, New store set-ups, Furniture Construction

Jan 2005 - Sep 2007


Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Design/Build, Sustainable Design, Basic Structures, Graphic Design, Project Presentation, Modular Homes, Architectural History, Structures, Building systems

Jan 2008 - May 2011

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Architecure

Schematic Design, Architectural History, Model making, Conceptual design, Materials, Process

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Materials, Schematic Design, Drafting, Rendering, Color Theory

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, Bachelors, Fine Arts

English, Photography, Film/Video, Performance

Jun 1994 - Aug 1999

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