Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jason Griffiths gained his professional qualification at the Bartlett in the UK where he began teaching in 1994 as an assistant to Peter Cook  (M.Arch Architecture). He then went on to hold senior lectureships at Oxford Brookes and University of Westminster in collaboration with David Greene.

Jason’s earlier career is paralleled with competition work winning prizes in eleven competitions including first prize in AA FAB 2009, The Temple of Laughter and the Millennium Café competitions. Other competition prizes include Future Visions of Kyoto, Aomori Housing, Shinkenchiku Residential Design (three times) and the Oklahoma Memorial.

In 2011 he completed his first book “Manifest Destiny – A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Housing” (AA Pub) Following its publication Jason received the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) book award (Typology) at the Frankfurt Book Fair along with highly favorable reviews in the national and international press (LA Times, Icon, The Architects Newspaper, and Kaleidoscope). In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne included the book “Manifest Destiny” as one of the ten entries in “2011 year in review: Best in architecture”. Christopher writes:

Other publications include chapters in recent issues of 306090 through Princeton Architectural Press, Volume Magazine and regular contributions to UnCube. He has also been published in AA Files, Architecture, JA, JAE and the Sunday Times

Jason’s built work investigates the relationship between of popular culture and architecture. Both his teaching and creative work explore digital fabrication techniques in an innovative investigation of contemporary “ordinary” forms of building.

Completed work includes The Lowest House in the Mojave Desert, Siouxland Transit Bus Stops, K-Zell Metalworks, The Political Ply Shade Canopy and Scottsdale Arts Camera Obscura’s. In 2013 Jason completed public furniture installations for the City of Tempe and exhibited at Project Row Houses in Houston. He is currently completing his first residential project and two sculptures commissioned by Tempe Arts.

Jason Griffiths