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.
Jon brings over 15 years of experience across a broad range of project scales and types including numerous Higher Education, Office and Core & Shell projects. He prides himself on his technical design ability and believes design thinking carries through all phases of a project. He is always driving for design clarity and has a tenacity for problem solving. He heads up WRNS Studio’s drawing and construction standards and continually mentors younger staff on drawing clarity.
Jon joined WRNS Studio after earning his Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the Chester Miller Fellowship for his thesis research on water infrastructures in Northern Europe. He received dual Bachelors in Architecture and Philosophy from Ball State University. He also taught architectural history, professional practice and studio courses at both UC Berkeley and Stanford University, and continues to visit as a guest critic.