Lectures, Interviews, Media

Jason S. Johnson

Selected Print Media Features


Lemon, Kathe, “Future Possible: Jason S. Johnson, Resilient House”, Avenue, May 2014 p. 92.


Toneguzzi, Mario, “U of C Designs Ritual Wall for Jewish Holiday.” Calgary Herald, Sep. 21 2013.

Casey, Cara. “Victoria Park Neighborhood Pop-up Park,” Avenue, May 2013, p. 92.

Casey, Cara. “The Soupkah,” Avenue, May 2013, p. 94.

Selected Radio/Television Features


Global TV – News Hour Calgary, September 18, 2015. 2:37 mins. Coverage and interview related to Beakerhead 2015 project.


CBC TV – Calgary at 11, September 18, 2013. 1:02 mins. Coverage of the 2013 Sukkah build at Beth Tzedec, includes short interview.


CJSW Space + Place #18, November 6, 2012. Radio Commentary on student project “Soupkah,” in relation to materiality and nomadic architecture.

Selected Internet Media Features


Lemon, Kathe, “The Design of a Resilient House,” May 2014. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/May-2014-1/Redesigning-Calgary-For-Future-Floods/


Kirkland, Rhiannon M. “The Best of Urban Design in Calgary,” Nov. 15, 2013. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/The-Best-of-Urban-Design-in-Calgary/

Casey, Cara. “Victoria Park Neighborhood Pop-up Park,” May 21, 2013. http://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/Victoria-Park-Neighbourhood-Pop-Up-Park/

Mayor’s Urban Design Awards 2013
“Mayor’s Urban Design Awards 2013.” 2013. City of Calgary. http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Mayors-Urban-Design-Awards/Mayors-Urban-Design-Award-winners-2013.aspx

Wallace, Jessica. (2013). “Environmental Design Team Claims Major Win at Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.” UToday. https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2013-12-05/environmental-design-team-claims-major-win-mayors-urban-design-awards

Wallace, Jessica. (2013). “Best of Urban Design Calgary.” EVDS Website. https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/best-urban-design-calgary

Flex Chair – Battery Park International Chair Competition
Dorsey, Sherrell. (2013). “Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for its ‘Draw Up a Chair’ Competition.” Inhabitat. http://inhabitat.com/nyc/battery-park-conservancy-announces-50-mobile-seating-designs-for-its-draw-up-a-chair-competition/green-chair-holes/

“Top 50 Designs.” 2013. The Battery Conservancy. http://www.thebattery.org/projects/chair-competition/top-50-designs/

Rath, Kate .(2013). “New York City’s Battery Conservancy and NYC Parks Announce Top 50 Designs.” The Battery Conservancy. www.thebattery.org/chair

Gruen, Amanda. (2013). “Battery Conservatory Announces 50 Chair Design Finalists in ‘Draw Up a Chair’ Competition.” The Architect’s Newspaper. http://archpaper.tumblr.com/post/50093227875/battery-conservancy-announces-50-chair-design

Taylor Seminar 2013
Huang, Alvin, Johnson, Jason S. (2013). “InformedForm: Articulated Tensions.” Suckerpunch. http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2013/04/08/informedform-articulated-tensions/


AX2011 Wall Prototype Installation
Johnson, Jason S., Hume, Nathan. (2012). “AX2011 Wall.” Suckerpunch. http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/03/22/ax2011-wall/

“AX2011 Wall | Minus Architecture.” (2012). ARCH2O.com. http://www.arch2o.com/ax2011-wall-minus-architecture/

“AX2011 Wall – Jason Johnson.” (2012). Orgone Design (French Language). http://www.orgone-design.come/blog/ax2011-wall-jason-johnson/. [link broken/does not exist anymore]

CJSW Space + Place #18, November 6, 2012. Podcast & Article. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/space-+-place/id448176099?mt=2

Beneteau, Greg. (2012). “Big Idea: University of Calgary’s makeCalgary Project.” Avenue. https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/big-idea-university-calgarys-makecalgary-project


An Introductory Conversation
Joshua M. Taron, Jason S. Johnson. CMD Journal Online. https://issuu.com/eggermont/docs/cmdj_issue2

 Selected Conference Presentations


Procedures for Community Based Parametric Design and Making, 5th STS Italia Conference, A Matter of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. June 2014.

Inhabiting Difference: Integrating Rule Based Design and Cultural Ritual. Atmos/6 Action Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg. February 2014.


CloudSourcing, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.

Proposals for Animal Housing – Multi-Species House, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.

Oil Sands Remediation, Atmos/5 Ecology and Design Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. February 2013.


Re:Connecting Devington – Parametric Agricultures, FORMCities Symposium on the Future of Mid-sized Cities, Jackson, Mississippi. November 2010.

Selected Invited Lectures


Community Based Digital Design Build, Global Faculty Program, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara. February 2014.

Strategies for Competitive Studios (Solar Decathlon), Global Faculty Program, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara. February 2014.

Joshua M. Taron

Internet Media Features


EVDS, Joshua Taron on Informed Multi-agent Systems (IMAS) https://evds.ucalgary.ca/news/joshua-taron-informed-multi-agent-systems-imas

 Architizer, Feature on the RAIC Festival Pavilion http://architizer.com/projects/raic-festival-pavilion-fxat-screen/


Avenue Magazine, Redesigning Calgary for Future Floods http://archive.avenuecalgary.com/articles/redesigning-calgary-for-future-floods


eVolo, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library} http://www.evolo.us/architecture/ambient-exchange-helsinki-library/

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/11/30/ambient-exchange/#more-26412

 Europaconcorsi, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/217007-the-Ambient-Exchange

 Archinect, Feature on The Ambient Exchange [Helsinki Public Library] http://archinect.com/news/article/61955739/helsinki-central-library-competition-entry-by-minus-architecture-studio-synthetiques

suckerPUNCH, Feature on Chaahk [Past Forward Blur Competition] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/11/19/chaahk/#more-26107

Calgary Herald, Feature on Chancellor’s Club event http://www.calgaryherald.com/homes/Chancellor+Club+stirs+debate+atop+tower/7526389/story.html

Think Space, Past Forward 2012 Blur Results Announcement http://www.think-space.org/en/gallery/past-forward-2012/blur/

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on urban (de)resolution [Adam Onulov thesis project, Advisor] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/07/25/urban-deresolution/#more-23811

 suckerPUNCH, Feature on Architecture and Fashion [Anna Batebe thesis project, Adviser] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/06/26/architecture-and-fashion-constructing-identity/#more-22750

suckerPUNCH, AA Lecture Announcement:  Speculative Structures http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2012/02/17/lecture-josh-taron/

Architectural Association, Speculative Structures Lecture [online] http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/VIDEO/lecture.php?ID=1811


Migrating Landcapes, Regional Competition Results Announcement http://migratinglandscapes.ca/regional-events/alberta


suckerPUNCH, Feature on Gorgoneion [Chicago Union Station 2020] http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2010/01/03/chicago-union-station-2020/#more-3378

Avenue Magazine, Style Q&A: U of C Professor and Environmental Designer Josh Taron http://www.avenuecalgary.com/articles/page/item/style-q%2526amp%3Ba%3A-architect-and-environmental-designer-josh-taron

Invited Lectures


University of Calgary, EVDS 601, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Object Sites


Calgary Bim Community (cBIMc), Smart Technologies Headquarters, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Designing for Deconstruction


Architectural Association, London UK
co-hosted by the EmTech and DRL Graduate Programs
Lecture: Speculative Structures

 Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Lecture: Speculative Structures

American University of Sharjah, Dept. of Architecture, Sharjah, UAE
Lecture: Speculative Structures


University of Calgary, ARST 201, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lecture: Integrative Autonomy