Jason Smith is a practitioner, educator, and mentor who promotes the integrative potential of architecture.
Practicing with KieranTimberlake for nearly twenty years, he has led the design and construction of formative projects and contributed to the genesis of the firm's early research initiatives. Today, he shapes firm culture by guiding the selection of new architects. In addition to his practice, Jason teaches architecture at Philadelphia University.
Jason has played a key role in a broad range of projects, from private homes to large-scale campus plans. He is currently engaged at Brown University in a new home for the School of Engineering, an integrated delivery project that envisions a novel benchmark for collaborative, low-energy research environments. At the University of California Santa Barbara, Jason is leading both the Portola Dining Commons and a research hub for the Institute of Energy Efficiency, a program of the College of Engineering. He continues the firm's work at Rice University on the Integrated Campus Plan and the Allen Center Annex. Recently completed work includes a single-family home in Pound Ridge, New York.
He was Associate in Charge of Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University; Houghton Memorial Chapel and Multifaith Center at Wellesley College; several off-site fabricated housing initiatives with the California-based developer LivingHomes; and the Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center at Sidwell Friends School.
Jason's earlier projects include Atwater Commons at Middlebury College; the Student Residential Initiative at Johns Hopkins University; the competition for the Learning and Knowledge Center at Stanford University; and the Car Shops at the B&O Railroad Museum. Projects he was responsible for have been awarded internationally and have appeared in design journals including Architect, Architectural Record, and Faith and Form.