We are very pleased to announce the return of Jonathan McConnell. Jonathan completed an internship with us last summer. During that time, he constructed physical models, revamped our Revit library, completed the base work for a pro bono project, and prepared various presentation drawings. At the conclusion of the internship he remarked, “What I like best about Ross Design is the atmosphere of genuine care that comes from working with a small, dedicated, passionate team. It’s inspiring to work with people who are just as obsessed with architecture as I am.” Following the completion of his degree, it’s this very atmosphere that lured him back. We couldn’t be happier to announce that Jonathan is joining Ross Design full time as an intern architect. He holds a B.Arch from Kennesaw State University. In his final year there, he produced an award-winning thesis project. Out of 39 thesis entries, he placed 3rd overall. He focused on codifying the tiny house movement. He proposed a system in which a series of small house designs would be produced in direct response to their respective physical and economic construction environments. Furthermore, he proposed an infrastructure and business plan that would streamline the process of getting potential clients into the houses at hyper-affordable rates. Prior to KSU, he obtained a B.A. Philosophy from Oglethorpe University. There he was a member of the NCAA Stormy Petrel soccer team. Though his architectural interests are widespread, he’s particularly interested in the built environment as an expression of values, designing spaces that enhance users’ daily rituals, the ways in which philosophy intertwines with architecture, and the ways in which abstract ideas can be concretized through the built world. Outside of architecture, Jonathan enjoys immersing himself in all things philosophy, fitness, writing, podcasting, film and more. He is tremendously excited to make the transition from the academic world to the professional realm. We welcome his energy, passion, and excitement. Welcome aboard, Jonathan!
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