Jonathan established boutique design firms in both Prescott, AZ and Port Townsend, WA, with a focus on historic preservation, recreational facilities, libraries, medical office buildings, water-front condominiums, and custom single-family homes.
His past employment includes serving as the Associate Campus Architect at the University of California, as well as senior management positions for firms in Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles. His restoration projects could not be more diverse; having restored adobe military forts from Arizona’s territorial days to Charles Bulfinch’s iconic Massachusetts State House on top of Boston’s Beacon Hill.
Jonathan built on his design foundation, recognizing a proficiency in higher education, transportation centers, science and technology, corporate commercial and hi-rise construction. He is highly proficient in the Design Build project delivery method. His tenure as a building professional includes a period as a commercial general contractor and a community college instructor, as well as contributions of service on civic planning boards, zoning appellate boards, art commissions and design review boards. He participates as a guest speaker in planning, design and construction venues throughout the country.
At the beginning of his professional journey as an 18-year old freshman in Boston, Jonathan managed a six-story flop house in the heart of the city’s red-light district, infamously known as the Combat Zone, America’s most wicked neighborhood. His transformational adventures were published in his 2008 memoir, Lovers, Muggers & Thieves – A Boston Memoir. Jonathan shares the sentiment that Mark Twain prophetically declared, “I never let my schooling interfere with my education”.