Jay Siebenmorgen

Design Critic in Architecture


Jay Siebenmorgen is Design Principal with the international practice, NBBJ, where his work spans projects of diverse scale and program that seek to master a balance between the technical and poetic realm of architecture.  His work focuses on the influence of regional culture and context, while testing the boundaries of programmatic relationships and constraints, to create contemporary, timeless responses of high-performance value for clients.

Jay received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he received an Honor Award for Design Excellence.  In 2002 he received the Ten Year Alumni Honorary Award in Architecture from Kansas State University.  His body of work has been recognized with design awards domestically and internationally.

Jay has taught at Columbia University and served as guest critic at many prestigious institutions across the United States.  In 2015 he received the Victor L. Regnier Distinguished Visiting Chair of Architecture at Kansas State University, where he continued teaching graduate studios in architecture until 2018.

Jay previously worked with the offices of Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell (BNIM), Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Steven Holl Architects.  He joined NBBJ in 2008 where he led the New York City office as Design Principal from 2011 to 2016 and subsequently transitioned to NBBJ Boston.