J Griffin Design is led by founding principal Jennifer Griffin, a practicing design professional and educator with experience working in the US, UK, and Central America on a variety of project types and scales, from small-scale renovations and additions of historic structures, to mixed-use urban infill projects, to master plans at both the neighborhood and regional scales. Jennifer has received numerous design awards for her work, including four Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards.
Jennifer was educated at the University of Notre Dame, from which she received both her Bachelor of Architecture and her Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism degrees. Before founding J Griffin Design, she obtained her professional training while working in the offices of several renowned firms, among them Porphyrios Associates in London, Hartman-Cox Architects in Washington, D.C., and Hart Howerton in New York. During her time at these firms, she was instrumental in the design of a number of noteworthy architectural projects including the addition to the Ivy Club at Princeton University, the renovation of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and the renovation of the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown. In addition, Jennifer has extensive urban design and planning experience, and has developed master plans for places such as Skaneateles, NY; Gowanus, NY; Las Catalinas, Costa Rica; and the seven-county Metropolitan Region of Chicago. Jennifer also has experience working closely with local communities, as she has both led and participated in various public design charrettes throughout the United States.
Jennifer has served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture, where she has taught urban and architectural design courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level while conducting research on the relationship between the built environment and human flourishing.
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