About Jonathan Sinagub



jonathan-sinagub-portraitIn practice since 1995, my focus has been on projects that positively impact building community, a sustainable environment, and improving people’s lives. Projects such as a senior center in an apartment complex in Brooklyn and a childcare facility in Yonkers, to the interior design of an office that serves wheelchair-bound clients in NYC’s Flatiron District.

My hands-on approach to design enables me to meet the challenges of complex projects and deepens my appreciation and understanding of my clients’ needs.

Exploration of the natural and built environment through studies in photography and drawing are a critical part of my design process.

“Say it, no ideas but in things”

—William Carlos Williams

from the poem “Paterson”

My Philosophy Is based on three factors:

Communication. Architecture is a collaboration between client, architect, and contractor, each having their own voice. It is my role to foster each voice to speak out, articulate their ideas, and realize the collective potential for a better physical environment.

Craft. Architecture is about making. Making things that work for people. Working with materials and space. I apply my creativity to give form to an idea that works for my clients.

Transformation. Architecture is a positive act which provides opportunities for people to better their community, environment, and themselves.

Awards & Honors

Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, 2004.

International Competition: Citta-Carta-Concorso-Convegno sponsored by Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Pianificazione e Scienza del Territorio. First Prize for “City of Peace, Nature, Science — City of Oneness” proposal (with Katherine Keane), 1993.

International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILA&UD), Siena, Italy, 1987.

Education & License

Master of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)

Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Columbia University
Concentration in Architectural History

Whitney Museum of American Art Fellow
(while at Columbia)

Restore Masonry Conservation Program, NYC

LED Lighting Institute —
Solid State Lighting Workshop

LEED AP since 2006

State of New York
State Registered Architect # 024885-1

State of New Jersey
State Registered Architect # 21458

Selected Publications / Exhibitions and Installations

“Sunday in the Park,” Exhibition and musical Performance at the Paterson Museum, 2019.

Paterson Project,” multi-media performance at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, NYC, 2017.

Caliban #14, Ann Arbor: Kolossos Printing, 1994. Front cover and manuscript “City of Peace, Nature, Science — City of Oneness.”

Caliban #6, Ann Arbor: Kolossos Printing, 1989. “A Practical Utopia Notebook,” selected drawings and photographs on a practical utopia in Detroit, pgs. 100-104.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

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