Architecture’s potential to positively influence the everyday lives of people is at the heart of Jason DeMarco’s practice. Jason looks beyond the immediacy of a project at any scale; focusing the relationship between an interior and a building, a building and a city, a city and the natural environment. Joining WRNS Hawaii for the state’s unique interrelationship between urbanity, culture, and nature, his current projects include a vertical elementary school in Honolulu and the enhancement of the town of Atherton’s Civic Center.
Jason gained experience living and working around the world – including the United Arab Emirates, Ahmedabad, India and Bangalore – which informs his culturally sensitive and site specific approach. He has received a Master of Architecture and a certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania and also studied at the Architectural Association in London.
Jason is passionate about social engagement not only in his professional and creative practice, but also in his volunteer work. After serving on the Board of Directors for Honolulu’s AIA Chapter, he was elected to the AIA Hawaii’s State Board of Directors while continuing his service as the State Licensing Advisor. In a personal effort to minimize environmental impact and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Jason bikes to work every day and often runs to the beach for an open water swim.