FosterArchitecture.com, 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.