Jon Linton AIA
Jon received the Deuxième Prix for studies in architecture and urbanism from the École d'Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France in 1982; a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1983; and a Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design from Columbia University in New York City in 1987. A licensed architect in California since 1986, honors for Jon’s professional work include a 2010 Orchid Award from the San Diego Architecture Foundation and a 2010 Divine Detail Award from the American Institute of Architects/San Diego Chapter for the UCSD Housing Dining Hospitality Building (with Studio E); a 2008 Community Vision Award from the San Diego Architecture Foundation, a 2006 Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, and a 2005 Meritorious Achievement Award from the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies Awards for Metro Villas housing (with Studio E); a 1997 California Preservation Foundation Award, a 1996 AIA San Diego Merit Award, and a 1996 Orchid Award for the Greater Mid-City Historic Preservation Strategy (with RNP); and a 1995 AIA San Diego Citation for Design Excellence for the El Cajon Boulevard Business Development & Retention Project (with RNP). He was awarded a First Prize in The Electric Vehicle and the American Community design competition in 1993 and a Second Prize in the Affordable Living: Building a City of Neighbors affordable housing design competition in 1992. Jon was co-designer of finalist entries in both the Rancho Mirage Civic Center and Central California History Museum design competitions. In addition to design studios, Jon has taught theory of architecture, urban design theory, and history of architecture, and has advised degree project candidates at Woodbury University School of Architecture in San Diego since 2004, and has taught thesis-level design studios, theory, and research in the graduate architecture program at Newschool of Architecture + Design. Jon has designed, detailed, and managed architectural projects of many scales and types. His primary architectural interests lie in drawing, design process, and urbanism.