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Jonathan Scelsa

Jonathan Scelsa

Jonathan Scelsa

Philippe Dufour- Furonce

Jonathan has a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration in Industrial Design and Fabrication.

Jonathan A. Scelsa is an Architect, urbanist, and an educator. His primary research concerns architectural typology as it pertains to the configuration of the public space of the city. More specifically, he is interested in the formal shifts architects employ within typological genealogy to create new possibilities for public space within the city and to respond to new large scale regional systems.

Currently a Lecturer at The Spitzer School of Architecture of City College of New York, where he is teaching Advanced Digital Fabrication in the Master of Architecture program, Jonathan has previously held academic positions at Harvard University, Northeastern University, The Boston Architectural College, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Jonathan is a founding partner of OPAL, the Office for Public Architecture and Landscape where he is a lead designer. Prior to founding OPAL, Jonathan worked for the offices of Farshid Moussavi Architects, Foreign Office Architects, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, Preston Scott Cohen, Hashim Sarkis Studios, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.