As High Performance Design Studio Leader, Jason is responsible for syndicating the breadth and depth of knowledge within Cyclone to deliver comprehensive service to key client accounts. While identifying opportunities for cross-collaboration and innovation between teams, he leads Cyclone’s internal research efforts to strengthen our impact on the built environment.
Over the course of his professional career, Jason has specialized in providing consultation to design teams on building science topics related to building energy, indoor environmental quality, and human experience. Jason brings a unique perspective to all projects with his diverse background in architecture, engineering, real estate, and construction. Prior to joining the Cyclone team, Jason was a Project Architect and Sustainability Specialist at Solomon Cordwell Buenz. While managing sustainability services at SCB he certified more than 35 large scale commercial projects LEED silver or better. He also provided mentorship and training to a group of analysts to deliver diverse design-based analysis and research studies on projects located throughout the United States. Prior to SCB, Jason was a Project Manager for a non-profit now known as Slipstream where he managed delivery of energy consulting services on a wide range of project types totaling over 10 million square feet.
A native of Chicago, Jason has a long history of academic achievement. He most recently received his Master of Science in Real Estate from DePaul University Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Prior to this he attended Arizona State University, earning a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science the Built Environment. As a scholarship offensive lineman, he received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Construction Management from Ball State University.
Jason is currently the Chair Emeritus of AIA Chicago’s Committee on The Environment (COTE) knowledge community and occasionally presents at the local and national level.
In his free time, Jason is an avid DIY’er and national parks traveler; often found in the company of his wife and their menagerie of pets.