Jason Harrell, AIA is principal and founder of Harrell-ADC, LLC, a design- build-develop office based New Orleans, LA. Jason believes that by placing the Architect at the forefront of decision making-- from land acquisition to the final built product--the Architect gains greater control over the built environment.
Prior to founding Harrell-ADC, Jason practiced architecture at several internationally recognized design offices, collaborating on projects of a variety of scales and building typologies, including museums, art galleries, multi-family housing and single family residential. He has served as Project Architect for several multi-family buildings in the New York City area; one of which became the first micro-unit development to comply with the current NYC building code. Most recently, he oversaw the renovation and commercial conversion of the oldest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, The Park Row building in downtown Manhattan.
In addition to his professional practice, Jason is interested in how architects can use their skills to better reach more members of our society. He has contributed to installations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Flint, Michigan that weave lo-fi fabrication, derelict urbanism, and environmental blight into a billboard for design thinking. He has collaborated with design offices, institutions and non-profits on various installation works that engage local communities. The goal of this work is to spark discussion of how we can enhance our communities and institutions through design and public discourse.
Jason holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Art Applications from North Carolina State University. He is a licensed Architect in the states of Louisiana and New York.