Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson

Milwaukee, WI, US

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I am a graduate of the B.S. Architectural Studies program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

I specialize in digital parametric design, fabrication, and design research. 

My current research focus investigates the tools, instruments, and methodologies of design. I am exploring how the authorship of new tools and modes of representation can lead to innovation in the discipline. In turn, how may these tools re-examine the subjective framework by which we interpret the phenomenological in Architecture?

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HGA, Milwaukee, WI, US, Healthcare Intern

Summer Design Intern for the Healthcare Practice Group at HGA Architects. Produced design documents, digital models, and diagrams for ongoing design of a university hospital project.

Assisted in the interior design and facade design of a modular healthcare clinic prototype. Produced Sketchup Models, Revit Models, design documents, and client presentation. Assisted Design Team, and participated in client meetings.

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Student Researcher

Assisted Professors Mo Zell and Marc Roehrle with work under a research grant to design and prototype a lighting installation for the town of Waterford WI.

Aug 2016 - May 2017

JGMA, Chicago, IL, US, Student Intern: UW-Milwaukee Externship Program

Two-week Intern at JGMA Architects in Chicago, ILL. Participated in multiple stages of the design development process, producing diagrams and digital models for ongoing projects. Began design research for new projects and participated in design team meetings.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2013 - May 2017

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