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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Jon Jackson, FAIA


"The breadth and complexity of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s work over the years is a testimony to the skills of Jon Jackson as not only a great individual architect, but a manager, mentor, motivator and collaborator."
Dick Rittleman, FAIA

A highly-respected figure in both the Western Pennsylvania and national design communities, Jon’s work was a major influence in Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s rise to national and international prominence. Much of his career was devoted to the realization of large, technically complex projects, including academic spaces and laboratories for scientific advancement. His career also paralleled the emergence of computer science as a distinct discipline, and his work helped to define the interactive workplace that serves as a model for today’s innovative technology companies.

Jon designed buildings for many prominent academic institutions during his career, such as the University of Pittsburgh, Dartmouth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Washington, Caltech, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Yale, and the University of California. Many of these projects, including the Software Engineering Institute and the Intelligent Workplace at Carnegie Mellon University—both AIA National Award-winners—helped inform the firm’s future and current workplace designs, and set the stage for collaborations with some of the world’s most innovative companies, such as NeXT Computer, Pixar, Adobe, Disney, and Apple.

Selected Honors

  • American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
  • AIA National Honor Award, Carnegie Mellon University, Intelligent Workplace
  • AIA National Honor Award, Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute
  • AIA Pennsylvania Honor Award, Yale University, Chemistry Research Building
  • AIA San Diego Honor Award, University of California, San Diego, Natural Sciences Building