As Design Director, Jeff has more than 20 years of experience working on an array of project types. His experience is international, recently focusing on mixed-use projects that include residential, commercial, and institutional programmatic elements.
Jeff has worked on several projects in Asia, leading design teams for mixed-use, supertall and retail projects. He was Senior Designer for Riverside 66 Hang Lung Plaza, which was completed in 2014. Opening with acclaim, the project has won several design awards, including an AIA New York City Chapter Design Award in 2010 and a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in 2007. The project was also featured in the New York lecture series “Spotlight on China.”
In Jakarta, Indonesia, Jeff has been leading the design of the Sequis Center, which will become the country’s first LEED Platinum building. Jeff and the design team carefully integrated sustainable strategies throughout the building’s design and particularly within its envelope. The project has won various awards, including a MIPIM Asia Best Futura Project in 2013 and a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Award in 2014.
In China, Jeff was the Senior Designer for the Hangzhou Qingchun Plaza. This mixed-use projects blends serviced apartments, office space, retail and public space to create a harmonious relationship with the site’s unique conditions.
Jeff is an active member of the AIA and enthusiastically supports young architects, having served as visiting critic at Harvard University, Yale University and Columbia University. He has also served as visiting professor, lectured on his own architectural designs, and has directed various research collaborations. While at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Jeff was the recipient of the AIA Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture and the Henry Adams Medal, which honors the top graduate student. In 2002, he was the recipient of the North Carolina Architectural Foundation’s J. Hyatt Hammond Scholarship, which honors young architects.