“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”. – James Baldwin
Jason Smith aims to utilize his Architectural background as a tool to create a different perspective in Urban environments like his hometown, Detroit, Michigan. Jason studied at Tuskegee University, where he received his Bachelor of Architecture in May 2019.
While at Tuskegee, he completed his thesis on mental health and homeless rehabilitation in urban settings. Jason believes that before you can change an environment aesthetically, you must first understand the mindset of the user, then restructure the mindset without changing the user completely.
Jason previously interned for Mark English and Associates in Detroit, where he was able to apply his studies and the idea of his thesis to numerous projects around his hometown. Jason went on to intern for Robert J. Stahl Architects in New York, New York, and he also completed a CO-OP at Foshee Architecture in Montgomery, Alabama.
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects (Assoc. AIA)
National Organization of Minority Architects, (NOMA)
Bachelor of Architecture, Tuskegee University
Select Project Experience:
- AV Hollowell Senior Housing | Atlanta, GA
- Parkside at Shelby Farms | Memphis, TN
- 160 Trinity Ave. Office Building | Atlanta, GA