Jon was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Design. He was part of the design team for the UNL Athletic Facilities before joining BVH in 2007.
He has always been interested in design and space planning. He grew up building with Legos and rearranging the furniture in his childhood home. Those interests have pushed Jon to continue to creatively solve problems, find efficiency in designing spaces and work in tandem with clients and fellow designers to produce quality projects.
Jon and his wife Aileen have two kids, Hudson and Norah. Outside of the studio, you can find Jon swinging a hammer on a Habitat for Humanity build where Jon has been a board member since 2013. You may also see him coaching youth soccer for the YMCA.
What is the favorite place you have visited?
Prague, The Czech Republic.
What are you optimistic about?
I am an optimistic person. I see the glass as half full and give people the benefit of the doubt. I am optimistic about working hard and paying attention to detail. I am excited about how technology will continue to influence and improve the way we design and construct the built environment.
How do you engage your community?
One of the ways I engage my community is through serving on the board and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Lincoln.
What is your area of interest or research?
My interests are in utilizing technology in the design and construction process. I am also interested in space planning and finding the most effective way to utilize a space.
What is your inspiration?
I find inspiration working with creative individuals, setting up goals and working collaboratively to reach these goals. I also like to find humor in the midst of struggles.