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Jonathan Tate leads by example. I met Jonathan through my crowdfunding platform Small Change, where he raised funds for several of his project in New Orleans. With his New Orleans architectural practice, Jonathan focuses on architecture, planning and odd opportunities such as what to do with odd-shaped lots that no-one knows what to do with. I find that immensely appealing and so do lots of others. Jonathan has received awards and press ranging from Curbed to Fast Company. He’s a rising star.
Jonathan is a graduate of Auburn University, where he was a multi-year participant in the Rural Studio, and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has been recognized by Emerging Voices 2017 of the Architectural League of New York.
Together, on this podcast, Eve and Jonathan geek out a little on odd buildings, odd lots, odd clients, crowdfunding and the role of creativity in building better cities.
Insights and Inspirations
- Lead by example.
- Dig in to non-formulaic, non-cookie-cutter solutions.
- Odd-shaped and forgotten lots can lead to a new genre of housing.
- A homeless person can build a house with the right set of drawings.
- Equity crowdfunding could equalize a neighborhood around development.
Information and Links
- Jonathan owns an architectural studio called Office of Jonathan Tate
- He’s building Starter Homes Two, an affordable housing project that he raised money for from a crowd of people on Small Change.
- He designed and is developing 1476 Magazine Street an artist owned bed and breakfast co-operative in New Orleans.
Image courtesy of OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)