JCA Teach


Like many, Jeff decided to pursue architecture simply because he had always liked to draw and build. As an architect, he realizes the professional practice adds significant rigor to this playful first impression. Though he still believes that the process of designing - putting pen to paper and building models - is nearly as important as the final outcome. There is an enormous variety of tools and methods available to us: computer programs, sketching, hard-lined drawings, model making, programming, prototyping, and more. All of these combine into the architectural exploration of spatial and graphic possibilities. As an educator, Jeff continues this process-oriented emphasis in the classroom. He focuses curriculum not only on introduction of new concepts or software, but also on applying this understanding to students own designs, discovery, thinking, representations, and agency over learning.