Jonathan Hamilton

Jonathan Hamilton

Los Angeles, CA, US

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My name is Jonathan Hamilton and since my South African upbringing and higher education between cities on the East Coast, I have arrived in LA in pursuit of two things: The city’s rich history of experimentation in residential architecture, and its current status as a hotbed for prefabrication and building technology.

I get excited by novel material and spatial conditions, and the promotion of access to housing and homeownership. After working in construction with Habitat for Humanity and receiving my MArch 1 degree, I hope to integrate my affinity for hands-on craft with a quest for solutions to social inequity and architectural monotony.


Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Assistant

- Aided construction of 11'x15'x10' Alucobond structure
- Worked with team of five graduate and undergraduate students
- Pavilion component design + Fabrication and assembly

Feb 2019 - Jun 2020

Graftworks, Brooklyn, NY, US, Model Maker to Lawrence Blough

- Structurist Fellowship | Domestic Mutations exhibition
- Led construction of 1:48 models with one assistant
- Converted design models to CAM and assembly ready components

Jun 2019 - Feb 2020

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, CNC + Robotic Arm Monitor

- Techno CNC router + ABB robotic arm operation
- RhinoCAM + PowerMill
- Research, guiding and scheduling

Jan 2018 - May 2019

AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte, NC, US, Construction Crew Leader

- Constructed 13 single story, stick-built homes under licensed contractor
- Led volunteer groups of up to 50
- Managed procedural logistics and homeowner interactions to meet deadlines

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, First Professional

Aug 2017 - Jun 2020

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, BSBA

Marketing major, Management minor

Aug 2012 - Jun 2016


Henry Adams Medalist, 1st Place

General academic excellence


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