Elastic gender identities, live/work environments, and alternative families – LBGT couples, seniors and roommates – impact how people live and work together today. JSA’s residential and institutional projects respond to these cultural changes through the creation of informal, flexible spaces that allow men and women to assume a variety of personal and professional roles over the course of a single day.
Digital technologies have revolutionized the way people interact with one another, as well as with the world around them. At JSA we mine the potential of new media by designing environments that seamlessly incorporate information technologies to promote meaningful encounters between people as they navigate between actual and virtual space.
Interface, a cross disciplinary design approach, taps into the formal and programmatic potential of ecological principles, allowing for buildings and landscapes to perform as linked interactive systems that can heal the environment. From the inception of projects, we come up with unified design strategies for weaving together people, buildings and sites.