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Jonathan S. Foster, R.A. LEED AP., Jonathan S Foster is a full service architecture firm specializing  in solving space and organization requirements with an aesthetic discipline. Jonathan  Foster has developed a "collaborative design process" where clients and architect are  able to design accurately together in 3-Dimensions on a computer together. This can be  demonstrated in large meetings where everyone in attendance is able to understand  and sign off on the issues at the same time. This leads to clear thinking about design  issues and an appreciation of the "right" solution by all concerned.  Jonathan S. Foster, has had a private practice in Architecture since 1984 in New York  City. Mr. Foster, having been in other businesses before going into architecture  understands that key is to be able to articulate a hierarchy of values and functions, and  design with those priorities. This leads to the architect being able to solve real problems  which concern users of the final design.  

This approach to design has developed many satisfied and continuing clients such as:  Computer Science Corporation, SEI Investments, Yves Saint-Laurent of America, and  others. Grace Church in New York, and many satisfied home owners.  Mr. Foster previously worked with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and Redroof Design in  Manhattan. 

Jonathan earned an AB in Art and Economics from Allegheny College and a Master of  Architecture from Harvard University where he was a University Fellow. He has since  taught seminars and courses at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Harvard Graduate  School of Design in addition to design critic at other institutions. He has completed 12  years as Chairman of Landmarks for the New York Community Board No.5 covering  central Manhattan. He has been appointed to Dobbs Ferry and East Hampton  Architecture Review Boards. He has provided Forensic Architecture defense as an  expert witness. 

Graham Foundation Grant for study at the Sir John Soane Museum First passive solar house in East Hampton. 

Winner 2002 World Competition design of new World Trade Center, NYC. Upper East Side Historic District Storefront Award. 

Articles about Jonathan Foster and his work have appeared in such publication as: The  New York Times, House Beautiful, and the San Francisco Chronicle since 1982. 


We engaged Jonathan to design and oversee the construction of our new home. Jonathan was a consummate and skilled professional during all phases of this project. It started with his ability to listen to the needs of two inexperienced clients who were building a home for the first time and needed an education in the process in addition to a creative solution. Jonathan patiently stuck with us through many turns and twists of discovery and evolving requirements. At each iteration and step in the process, Jonathan provided creative and unique ideas to keep the project rolling. Two of the many qualities he brings are creativity and mastery of the materials, keeping to our vision. Jo...


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