Assistant Professor Adjunct
Jon Maass is an architect and maker of things. After earning his first degree in architecture from the University of Michigan, Jon attended the Cooper Union where he was a member of the inaugural group of recipients of the Menschel Fellowship. Following work as a set designer and fabricator for off-Broadway productions in New York, Jon worked as an architect with Anderson Architects, Leslie Gill Architect, Fox & Fowle, and others. He also worked as a builder prior to joining Paratus Group, a consultancy which directs the programming, design team search, design, construction and occupancy for cultural projects in the U.S. and abroad.
Jon’s work with Paratus began with the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion, SANAA’s first project in the United States, which opened in 2006. He managed the early stages of the exterior restoration of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York prior to overseeing the expansion of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, designed by Renzo Piano. After programming the new joint facility for Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art and the experimental theater group, TR Warsaw, designed by Thomas Phifer, Jon began project direction of the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., designed by Steven Holl.
Jon has lectured and served as a guest studio critic at the Cooper Union, Columbia University, Princeton, Pratt and Harvard. He is a licensed architect in the New York, currently serves on the selection committee of the John Q. Hejduk Award, and teaches Construction Management at the Cooper Union.
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