jonathan heckert

jonathan heckert

Chicago, IL, US




Studio Dwell Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager

Feb 2013 - current

EnStudio, Chicago, IL, US, Director

Dec 2012 - Feb 2013

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Adjunct Faculty

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, US, Acting Undergraduate Thesis Advisor

Jan 2011 - May 2011

RNT Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Designer

Sep 2008 - Aug 2010


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture and Urban Studies

My studies focused on a variety of architecturally unique questions involving the historical projection and theory of architectural thought into the 21st century. The evolving ecological movement as it pertains to the past, present and future evolution of our cities and building practices -- as well as architectures current relationship to nature and its compounded effects upon the city.

Elected as the 2010-2011 Masters of Architecture student council representative.

Masters thesis work was exhibited in “The Critical Moment: Architecture in the Expanded Field” from September-November 2011 at Cooper Union's Houghton Gallery New York, NY.

Sep 2010 - Sep 2011

Woodbury University, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Studied abroad for 3 months in China and Germany. Extended time was spent in Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Berlin.

Received multiple awards including AIA Mel Ferris scholarship, Woodbury Grant, and San Diego Military Engineers scholarship award.

One of two students chosen to represent Woodbury in the 2007 AIA 2x8 competition held at the Los Angeles, CA. website:

Exhibited 5a studio project “Drawing Machine” at San Diego Museum of Modern Art’s “TNT” opening.

Chosen as 2007 Grand Critique winner.

Aug 2005 - May 2008


Exhibition, Other

Case study project “Fabrications” has been displayed as part of a traveling group exhibition at the University of Kentucky, Berkeley, University of California San Louis Obispo, and Woodbury University of San Diego. Project was completed in 2004 while attending school at the College of Dupage in Chicago, IL.


Areas of Specialization