With his background in structures and architecture, Jonas pursues architectural innovation with principles rooted in science. If there is a will for an ambitious design, there is a way to build it. Jonas leverages his deep knowledge of physics to get there. His candid conversations with clients hedge risks and pave the way towards an optimal solution. An enthusiast for performance- and experience-based methods, Jonas looks to solve old problems in new ways and new problems with overlooked techniques. For example, he’s one to reference a rare first edition of graphic statics (reciprocal geometry) from his personal library. Jonas appreciates the diversity of his projects, ranging from historic concrete and steel retrofits to modular and bespoke mass timber builds.
Raised in the beach town of Encinitas, California, Jonas looks to the ocean for resolve via surfing or body whomping (riding a big shore break). Back on land, he enjoys the chaos of family life.