Jon’s core values align with those of WRNS Studio: he views holistic sustainability as an ethical mandate, good design as site-driven and contextual, and finds great value in working at different scales across project types. Architecture allows him to be curious, challenge assumptions and explore new ways to represent content and context. Influenced by Ansel Adams’ use of heightened contrast and layering, he brings this sensibility to his work; what is real can be made unreal, and yet more real.
Jon joined WRNS after earning his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Chester Miller Fellowship for his thesis research on aquatic infrastructures in Northern Europe. He received dual Bachelors in Architecture and Philosophy from Ball State University. He also taught architectural history and studio courses and continues to visit the college as a guest critic. Prior to joining WRNS, he was a Designer with the Arizona-based Devenney Group and Phoenix office of Omniplan, Inc.