Jon Lott is principal of PARA-Project, PC. and co-founder of the Collective-LOK.
He is recipient of the Design Vanguard award (by Architectural Record), the New Practices New York award (by the American Institute of Architects), the Architectural League Prize (by the Architectural League of New York), a MoMA/PS1 Young Architects finalist, and has taught at Syracuse University, directing the School of Architecture’s New York City Program.
Lott's recent and current work includes: Syracuse University's School of Education Commons, the Haffenden House – a writing studio for two poets, and the Van Alen Institute in New York City, with Collective-LOK. The work has been published in the New York Times, the LA Times, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Domus, the Architect’s Newspaper, a+u, Form, Azure, and many others. He is a Leopold Schepp and John E. Thayer Scholar, has been a project editor for PRAXIS: Journal of Writing + Building, and an invited juror at Harvard, Princeton, Rice, Yale, Columbia, MIT, UPenn, Cornell, Toronto, and the Architectural League of New York.
He holds the Master of Architecture with distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and is an NCARB-certified architect, with licensure in New York and California.
By Jon Lott and John May