Title: Assistant Professor
Office: DS 288
Jason Griffiths is an internationally recognized architect and writer.
In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne included the book “Manifest Destiny: A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing” as one of the ten entries in “2011 year in review: Best in architecture”. Christopher writes:
“In 58 very short chapters, Jason Griffiths, a British architect who teaches at Arizona State, miraculously finds new language to describe the eternally affectless qualities of gated communities and tract housing.”
Jason’s work investigates the relationship between of popular culture and architecture. Both his teaching and creative work explore digital fabrication techniques in an innovative investigation of contemporary vernacular forms of building. Jason has won numerous international awards and has exhibited and published widely including AA Files, Architecture, JA, JAE and the Sunday Times. In “Manifest Destiny – A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Housing” Jason provides a visual anthropology of the North American suburbs. Following its publication in 2011 Jason received the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) book award (Typology) at the Frankfurt Book Fair along with highly favorable reviews in the national and international press (LA Times, Icon, The Architects Newspaper, and Kaleidoscope). Other recent publication includes chapters in two recent issues of 306090 through Princeton Architectural Press. His built work includes The Lowest House in the Mojave Desert, Siouxland Transit Bus Stops, K-Zell Metalworks, The Political Ply Shade Canopy and Scottsdale Arts Camera Obscura’s. Jason is currently completing furniture installations for the City of Tempe and an exhibition at Project Row Houses in Houston. He has lectured widely throughout Europe, the US and Mexico and has taught at the Bartlett, Westminster, the AA and the Tech de Monterrey.