Jason Van Nest joins SEON’s Board

Jason Van Nest Board of Directors SEON Building Science

Jason Van Nest is an architect, a professor and architectural instructor at NY Institute of Technology, and a technology consultant.

SEON (Sustainable Energy Outreach Network) is excited to announce the addition of Jason Van Nest to our Board. 

Jason has worked as an architect in New York since earning his graduate degree at Yale in 2005. This work, both through Mobilis in Mobili, and at H3, includes designing and developing the construction documents for several buildings in the New York area. This NYC-area practice has provided the chance for Jason to contribute to the design of a courthouse, an historic pier, two restaurants, an academy of science, and six theaters. These projects were recognized with a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, several AIANY Design Awards (and several “Oculus Awards” — their former title), an ENR Award, PCI Award, and had many projects published widely.

While practicing, Jason’s consultation was frequently sought to help other architecture firms “flip” from a traditional work flow to one that leverages BIM (building information modeling), Virtual Reality, and other advanced technologies. As a result, he founded Mobilis Modeling to provide such support, and in partnership with AP3D, he has provided continuing technology consulting services at many internationally-recognized architecture firms.

Jason has taught myriad undergraduate courses at NYIT, graduate courses at the Yale School of Architecture, and both undergraduate and grad-level courses at NYSID. He has served on architectural juries all over the NYC region, and delivered academic papers at the last two ACSA Fall Conferences.

Artistically, Jason is a 2008 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2015 Byrdcliffe Guild Fellow. Since that first Fellowship, he has served on the MacDowell Colony Fellows Executive Committee (since 2009, President since 2012), on the MacDowell Colony Board of Directors (since 2012), and he is expanding ideas to meet other leadership needs in the arts community.

Jason has also conducted important research in the field of architecture, as well as received many patents, such as a Patent for A Bracket to Secure Plastic Bottles for use as a Building Material. Patent for Interface Bracket for Attachment of Recyclable Vessels and Roofing Material Made using the Same.