Jordan Young joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture faculty as an instructor, teaching first-year architecture studios and courses in visual representation. Young is a co-founder of office office, a design-research practice that develops multi-scalar projects which seek to defamiliarize everyday objects, materials, and spaces. Through research, drawings, exhibitions, and installations, the practice reimagines conventional methods of architectural production to find novel approaches to design.
Prior to joining Syracuse University, Young was the Design Teaching Fellow at Cornell University, where he taught first-year undergraduate design studios and visual representation courses. Throughout the fellowship, Young’s research explored alternative methods of making by examining the productive intersections between representation, computation, and digital fabrication techniques. His exhibition, House Rules, considered the formal, material, and programmatic peculiarities of vernacular residential architecture to develop speculative housing configurations. Before founding office office, he most recently practiced at Jefferson Lettieri Office in Ithaca and Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York City.
Young is a graduate of Cornell University where he received a Master of Architecture. He is the recipient of the Henry Adams Medal of Honor, the Eschweiler Prize, and the Mellon Urbanism Fellowship. His work has been published in PLATE, Association, and Suckerpunch Daily.