Jon McCandlish's exploratory and collaborative approach leads to buildings that elevate the people, places, and institutions they serve.
Jon's experience with a wide range of building types has exposed him to all manner of building environments from the rural to the urban. In each of his projects, Jon balances ambitious design aspirations with sustainable systems, site opportunities, and program needs to create spaces that responsibly serve and enhance the lives of inhabitants.
Jon is currently the Principal in Charge of 181 Mercer, a new 745,000-square-foot multi-use building for New York University in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. Previously, he was the Project Architect for Henley Hall, a headquarters for the Institute for Energy Efficiency at the University of California Santa Barbara, and for Pound Ridge House, an award-winning private residence in Upstate New York. He has also worked on the US Embassy in London and the Edgar N. Putman Pavilion at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Jon's design work has appeared in publications such as Architectural Record, Architect, Interior Design, and Wallpaper* magazines, as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. He has presented to the Architectural League of New York, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and at Facades+.