Jonathan Izen

Jonathan Izen is a Design Team Member in the Studio’s Chicago office, working on research projects at the urban scale and architectural projects from the scale of the city to building details. He studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Master of Architecture degree from the Columbia University GSAPP. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia, using global and local datasets to study phenomena of the built environment.

Influenced by projects such as the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership and Writers Theatre, projects that simultaneously extend outward to engage communities and ecologies while also experimenting with unique material details, Jonathan was drawn to the Studio for its ability to translate details and activate spaces beyond architectural boundaries. He enjoys collaborating with engineers, scientists, technologists, digital craftspeople, and educators.

Outside of architecture, Jonathan enjoys complex fabrication and precision machining, engaging with both digital and analog tools to produce objects and machines, and has a passion for traveling by train. Formerly residing in Manhattan, he considers the San Francisco Bay Area home. His favorite natural landscapes include the Hudson River Valley, the San Francisco Bay, the Tehachapi Mountains, and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

People

Principals

Jeanne Gang
Founding Principal
Mark Schendel
Managing Principal
Gia Biagi
Principal, Urbanism and Civic Impact
Margaret Cavenagh
Principal, Interior Architecture
Gregg Garmisa
Principal and General Counsel
Weston Walker
Design Principal
Juliane Wolf
Design Principal

Directors

Paul Aanonsen
Finance Director
Alissa Anderson
Publications Director
Claire Cahan
Studio Design Director
Juan de la Mora
Shop Director
Jay Hoffman
Imaging Director
Sarah Kramer
Senior Editor
Elizabeth Krasner
Communications Director
Meredith Mack
Chief Financial Officer
Adrienne Peñaloza
Marketing Manager
Schuyler Smith
Shop Director
Harry Soenksen
Senior Director, Technical

Senior Project Leaders

Paige Adams
Senior Interior Designer
Akhil Badjatia
Senior Project Leader
Elena Bresciani
Senior Project Leader
Ana Maria Flor Ortiz
Senior Project Leader
Claire Halpin
Senior Project Leader
Thorsten Johann
Senior Project Leader
Anu Leinonen
Senior Project Leader
Gabrielle Poirier
Senior Project Leader
Mauricio Sánchez
Senior Project Leader
Aurelien Tsemo
Senior Project Leader
Rodia Valladares Sánchez
Senior Project Leader
Michan Walker
Senior Project Leader

Team

Diana Aguilar
Design Team Member
Ellen Anderson
Design Team Member
Nimet Anwar
Design Team Member
JT Bachman
Design Team Member
Susan Bell
Executive Assistant
Abraham Bendheim
Design Team Member
Chris Bennett
Design Team Member
Francisco L. Padron Bolanos
3D & CAD Visualization Graphics Specialist
Vincent Calabro
Project Architect
John Castro
Project Architect
Kimberly Daul
Design Team Member
Kristina Eldrenkamp
Design Team Member
Emma Exley
Office Coordinator, New York
Jason Flores
Project Architect
Julcsi Futo
Design Team Member
Dimitra Gelagoti
Design Team Member
Alina Gorokhova
Design Team Member
Danny Graham
IT Manager
Anna Guthrie
Office Coordinator, Chicago
Christian Hatten
Executive Assistant
Zachary Heaps
Project Architect
Jordan Hicks
Design Team Member
Jonathan Izen
Design Team Member
Chase Jordan
Design Team Member
Maciej Kaczynski
Design Team Member
Corbin Keech
Project Architect
Christina Kull
Design Team Member
Weiju Lai
Design Team Member
Will Lambeth
Project Architect
Emily Licht
Design Team Member
Arthur Liu
Project Architect
Melissa Long
Design Team Member
Clifton Lyons
Executive Assistant
Valentina Mele
Design Team Member
Taylor Metcalf
Design Team Member
Lydia Meyer
Shop Coordinator
Annette Miller
Design Team Member
Greta Modesitt
Design Team Member
Isra Omar
Payroll and Billing Specialist
Angela Peckham
Design Team Member
Teo Quintana
Design Team Member
Andrea Rovetta
Design Team Member
Bryan Scheib
Design Team Member
Stanley Schultz
Design Team Member
Anika Schwarzwald
Design Team Member
Katie Stranix
Design Team Member
Perry Strong
Design Team Member
Jean Suh
Project Architect
Rolf Temesvari
Design Team Member
Art Terry
Design Team Member
Tselanie Townsend
Staff Accountant
Michael Vallera
Shop Team Member
Gabriel Vidal-Hallett
Design Team Member
Amy Vodicka
HR Manager
Heinz von Eckartsberg
Senior Urban Designer
Magda Wala
Project Architect
Lindsey Wikstrom
Design Team Member
Peter Yi
Design Team Member
Wen Zhou
Design Team Member
Peter Zuroweste
Design Team Member