As design principal, Jay leads a diverse mix of domestic and international projects. He is adept at pushing the boundaries of programmatic relationships to yield new value and maximize the potential of a client’s enterprise. His design approach seeks to unveil the cultural spirit of a building’s context by enhancing and furthering architectural character and dialogue. By developing building systems that blend sustainability with form and image-making, he achieves balanced design that is forward-thinking yet timeless in its relationship to location and culture.
With more than 20 years of experience, his background includes educational, institutional, corporate, mixed-use and museum spaces: most notably the Lunder Building for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the public spaces for The Juilliard School of Arts at Lincoln Center in New York, and the proposed Rainier Square development in Seattle.
Jay was the 2015-2016 Victor L. Regnier distinguished visiting chair in the architecture department at Kansas State University's College of Architecture, Planning & Design. He has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and served as guest critic for several other prestigious design programs including the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Formerly he worked in the offices of BNIM, Steven Holl Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.