Jonathan Michael Dillon
Mr. Dillon is Senior Project Executive, Planner, and Researcher, for CHARLESMATZ integrating digital technologies and workflows, as well as Founding Member of Crucible Press. He maintains, explores, and expands the critical tradition and approach within the practice. His book, Concrete Perception, for the Press, locates the discursive and built lineage of sculptor Gordon Matta-Clark within a disruptive architectural history, rooted in an alternate form of modernism where perception and conception overlap.
Past and on-going projects include a study of autonomy in architecture developed from the writings of Georges Bataille; The Idea of North – a research project on operative geometry in both the composition and analysis of Baroque and Renaissance architecture and about the role of the drawn and the textual diagram in the writings of architectural historians; and Point Cloud Light – an evaluation of the aims and imperatives of earth artists in light of developing digital, scanning, and data-driven modalities of representation and our contemporary, dominant discourse of sustainability. Previously as an intern, at Eisenman Architects, he participated in the development of the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, the Arizona Cardinals Stadium, the IIT Student Center, and the Berlin Monument to the Murdered Jews. Working with architect and developer Ronald Castellano, with David Jay Weiner Architects, and with interior designers Stephen Sills and James Huniford, Mr. Dillon has assisted in multiple interior renovations and residential conversions of New York City landmarks such as The Forward Building and 15 Madison Square North. He helped with the coordination and planning of David Jay Weiner’s Quail Ridge House and Yokum Pond Residence, both modern, family residences in upstate New York.
Mr. Dillon is a graduate of Princeton University and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He has been an instructor at the New York Institute of Technology, where he taught core design courses, hand, and computer-aided drawing, and lectured on the history of architecture.