This practice is what it needs to be, when it needs to be.


I feel design is not something you do, but something you use. The question is, for what does one use it, for who, and what else is at your disposal. Ideally:




all of it.

As active designers considering contemporary questions, the greatest asset is having vision, then an ability to abstract and translate a vision at any scale, using whichever medium necessary.


There is no singular interest here. Obsessions surface unknowingly and priorities shift as they need to, yet this flow intends to shape dynamic spatial systems and assemblies - what we thought wouldn't fit, wasn't possible, wouldn't make sense, or what we weren't ready for.


Jason is an inter-disciplinary designer, leveraging the fields of architecture, photography, and exhibition design. He operates from ELL Projects, a performance-based art and architectural practice, is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching core and advanced option studios, and is an Associate & Lead Designer in Smithgroup's Higher Education Discipline.


Jason holds a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

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