Jason is passionate about ameliorating user experiences, social / environmental health and civic engagement through spatial design. A central question that drives his work is: how can architecture and urban design anticipate and respond to the widest range of needs of customers, stakeholders and/or citizens? His training as an architect enables him to design complex and scalar systems that prioritize user needs and values.
Jason joined Continuum in 2013, bringing with him ten years of experience as an architect and urban designer in Europe, Asia, and North America. At Continuum, he has worked with one of the nation’s largest restaurant chains, to rebuild their entire brand – from food to menu to brand experience. He has also worked with one of the nation’s largest home improvement retailers to strategize and envision the future of big box store in the age of multichannel retail. In 2014, Jason led an internal team to design a house for the year 2050 entitled ‘The House of Z’. Currently he is working on a project to design the future of financial services in China.
Previously, Jason worked for eight years at de Architekten Cie., an acclaimed Dutch social housing and sustainable urban design firm. From 2005 to 2008 Jason lived in Shanghai where, as Director of Cie. Asia, he opened the branch office and oversaw all Asian projects for the firm.
Jason has taught architecture and urban design at IIT, Northeastern University, and the Berlage Institute. He has been a guest critic at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, MIT, Northeastern, the Berlage Institute, TU Delft, and Rietveld Academy. His work and writing have appeared in METROPOLIS, MONU, Conditions, A+U, C3, and several books and publications.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto.
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