Jason Young is a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
His academic research explores contemporary conditions of American urbanism in a post-city, digitally organized culture. He teaches graduate level design studios and a graduate seminar on contemporary American urbanism, entitled “SUB: situation urbanism bigbox”.
Jason Young holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
He was previously an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan, the Howard Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice at the University of California, Berkeley (2013), and the Helmet F. Stern Professor in the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities (2012/13).
Jason Young has lectured recently on his urbanism research at the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), the Politecnico di Torino and Università Iuav di Venezia in Italy, the University of California at Berkeley, and Clemson University, in the USA.
He is author of Skirmishes with the MacroPhenomenal: Letting Go of the City which explores franchise space, digital culture, and the emergence of a “database subject,” a new type of urban subject. He was a contributing co-editor for Stalking Detroit, an anthology of essays, projects, and photographs offering a thick, analytical description of the city of Detroit during the 1990s.
A licensed builder, he was co-founder and partner of WETSU, a design+build practice in Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2000-06). WETSU received an Honorable Mention in ID magazine’s Design Review (2001), was recognized by Wallpaper as one of twenty-five notable emerging practices worldwide (2003), received an Honor Award from Contract Magazine (2005), and was awarded a Michigan AIA Award (2006).
Jason Young was a Moderator of the Workshop “Metropolitan Scale” at the 5th International Holcim Forum “Infrastructure Space” held in Detroit, USA in April 2016.