Jason Smith is a practitioner, educator, and mentor who promotes the integrative potential of architecture.
In over 20 years at KieranTimberlake, Jason has led the design and construction of the firm's pivotal projects and has fostered the firm's research and design culture. Together with his partners, he sets the design direction for projects and charts the course for the future of the firm. Jason works at all scales from private homes to large-scale master plans and has completed projects across North America. He is currently working on projects in Toronto, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara.
Jason has special expertise working with colleges and universities in new, collaborative project delivery paradigms. He recently completed one of the first university research laboratories to be produced with an integrated project delivery model. At the University of Santa Barbara, Jason collaborated with the client and three partner architecture firms to develop a master plan and design a dining center for a new 1,000-person academic village. He has also worked with Rice University for over 10 years, completing two building projects as well as a dynamic master plan for the entire campus that enables multiple planning scenarios to be modeled in real-time.
Jason is a passionate advocate for an ethic and an aesthetic of environmental responsibility in architecture. His projects have been published in Architect, Architectural Record, and Faith and Form, and have been awarded internationally, including two Institute Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects. He has completed three LEED Platinum-rated projects and two LEED Gold-rated laboratory buildings, a high achievement for an energy-intense building type.