Participating Adjunct Instructor
Jon—a licensed architect in California since 1986—has over 35 years of broad professional experience in architecture and urban design, including work in higher education, hospitality, corporate offices, coworking space design, and housing. He has worked at Studio E Architects, RNP, and Lorimer Case in San Diego; Ehrenkrantz Group & Eckstut in New York City; and was Director of Architecture at Colkitt&Co in San Diego and New York City. He has been honored for his work on the Greater Mid-City Historic Preservation Strategy, the El Cajon Boulevard Business Development & Retention Project, and entries in The Electric Vehicle and the American Community, Affordable Living: Building a City of Neighbors, Rancho Mirage Civic Center, Central California History Museum, and San Diego Ballpark Village design competitions. Jon completed design for the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego’s Research Center & Archives in 2020.
Jon received the Deuxieme Prix for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism from the Ecole d’Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France in 1982; a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1983; and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York City in 1987.
Jon teaches history and theory as a Participating Adjunct faculty member at Woodbury University. He also teaches in San Diego Mesa College’s Architecture and Interior Design programs and has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios, theory, research, and urban history at NewSchool of Architecture and Design.
Deuxieme Prix for Studies in Architecture & Urbanism, Ecole d'Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France (1982)
Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA (1983)
Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design from Columbia University, New York City, USA (1987)