Jonathan Louie
Assistant Teaching Professor

M.Arch, University of California at Los Angeles; B.Arch, Syracuse University

Jonathan is an assistant professor of architecture at Syracuse University and one half of Architecture Office. In 2017 Architecture Office was one of six firms nationally to be awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize; in 2015-2016 Jonathan was a Fellow at the Macdowell Colony for the Arts in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 

His research links art, architecture, and media theory to reconsider the misuse value of ordinary materials, and, their shifting identities that change over time and location.  The work currently focuses on the ‘Window’ as a link between physical form and illusory space, as well as, the disciplines of art and architecture.  On one hand his research charts the history of the conceptual Window as a cultural device, and on the other hand, the work manifests as a material investigation for the Window as a surface and plane for multiple qualities to collide.  Proposing that the windows’ collapse of illusion and material are a problem where multiple forms of knowledge meet.  The research work makes use of commercial printing companies that link the pace and customization of commercial reprographics with the structure of architectural assemblies.