Jonathan is an Architect, Urbanist, and an educator. Prior to the founding of OP – Architecture Landscape, Jonathan had worked as a designer and project manager in several high profile international offices including Foreign Office Architects, Hashim Sarkis Studios, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Jonathan’s writing has been published in journals including, Bracket, MONU, Displacements, COLUMNS, CLOG, and PLOT and has co-edited several volumes including.
As an educator, Jonathan is a Assistant Professor of Architectural Design + Technology at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to joining the faculty at Pratt, Jonathan held teaching appointments at several institutions including The University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, The Boston Architectural College, Spitzer School of Architecture and Parsons the New School.
Jonathan is a Licensed Architect in the state of New York. He received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration in Industrial Design and Fabrication.
Jennifer Birkeland is currently an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is a licensed landscape architect in the state of New York and a LEED accredited professional. Jennifer received her Master of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University and has a Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University Pomona.
Jennifer has worked with internationally renowned offices such as West 8, OLIN, and Ken Smith Workshop. She has worked on a wide range of projects including several national design competitions for the National Parks Service, including the winning design entry for the Washington Monument Grounds at Sylvan Theater in Washington DC, as well as the Presidio Parklands Competition in San Francisco.
Jennifer has served as a guest critic at The University of Pennsylvania, Parsons New School of Design and has published projects and writings in both national and international journals.