Jonathan Foster
Architect Overview


nyArchitect / Jonathan S Foster AIA, is a full service architecture firm specializing in solving space and organization problems with an aesthetic discipline. Jonathan Foster has developed a "collaborative design process" where clients and architect are able to design accurately together in 3-Dimensions on a computer together. This can be demonstrated in large meetings where everyone in attendance is able to understand and sign off on the issues at the same time. This leads to clear thinking about design issues and an appreciation of the "right" solution by all concerned.

Jonathan S. Foster, AIA,has had a private practice in Architecture since 1984 in New York City. Mr. Foster, having been in other businesses before going into architecture understands that key is to be able to articulate a heirarchy of values and functions, and design with those prorities. This leads to the architect being able to solve real problems which concern users of the final design.

This approach to design has developed many satisfied and continuing clients such as: Computer Science Corporation, SEI Investments, Yves Saint-Laurent of America, and others. Grace Church in New York, where we recently completed a major renovation of its historic Parish House is a recent client.

Mr.. Foster previously worked with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and Redroof Design in Job Captain and Project Architect positions. Articles about Jonathan Foster and his work have appeared in such publication as: The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle since 1982.

Jonathan earned an AB in Art and Economics from Allegheny College (1967) and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University (1980) where he was a University Fellow. He has since taught seminars and courses at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Harvard Graduate School of Design in addition to design critic at other institutions. He has just completed 12 years as Chairman of Landmarks for the New York Community Board No.5 covering central Manhattan.



CADD Capability and Expertise

nyArchitect.com/ Jonathan S Foster is a fully CAD literate architecture firm. Capabilities:
A. Full CADD Data interchangibility with Engineers, Real Estate Professionals as well as with product manufacturers.
B. Full Working drawings in CAD format.
C. 3 Dimensional "Virtual Reality" design and drawing.

This last, the 3D capability of this office, allows the use of this powerful tool in the critical mirco areas of room and workspace solutions as well as macro solutions in urban design. The plans are drawn in 3D, so that a virtual "walk through" can take place individually, or in a room full of stakeholders, with the aid of a projection system. Not only does this allow a clear path in design solutions, it allows all who participate to truly be involved in the solutions for the new design, allowing them to be 'vested' in the design solution and take pride in their participation.




Jonathan Foster
Architect's Vision


nyArchitect strives to be a highly visionary and yet highly practical architecture firm. Our mission is to provide our clients with the best enlightening and rewarding consulting and design services.



Jonathan Foster Architect's 3D Capacity


nyArchitect is especially active in using 3D capabilities and Virtual Reality as part of the Design Process. This powerful tool, used at the early stages of the process, allows the Project Team and the Architect to investigate solutions which would not be pursued using the normal processes. With the whole team witnessing the 3 Dimensional presentation more intelligent questions and insights are able to be generated and evaluated. This encourages a clear path to a design solution, and allows all who participate to be truly involved in the final product.