Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Leveraging Technology to Create More Inclusive Communities with Jack Chaffin

March 25, 2024
In this episode, Johnston Architects Principal Jack Chaffin discusses the role that technology plays in the creation of more equitable communities.

Technology has been the focal point of conversation across every industry in the past year, not the least of which has been the field of architecture. In this episode, Jack Chaffin, architect and principal at Seattle-based Johnston Architects, talks about how the firm is leveraging new technologies to enhance their designs and bring a greater level of engagement to their projects. He highlights the award-winning Winthrop Library in Winthrop, WA, as an example of how the firm deployed proprietary software to more effectively gather feedback from the larger community to make the project successful and more equitable. 

Meet Our Guest

Jack Chaffin, AIA, NCARB, Partner at Johnston Architects

Jack Chaffin is a Partner at Johnston Architects in Seattle, Washington, where he leads JA’s innovation lab and champions the firm’s involvement in the JUST program. He holds three decades of experience in the design and planning of projects of every size and scale, with an emphasis on civic and community projects integrating experiential design elements. Jack is a recognized industry leader in design technology and has spoken at multiple conferences and events on topics ranging from BIM to parametric design and the future of architecture.

About the Author

Robert Nieminen | Chief Content Director

Robert Nieminen is the Chief Content Director of Architectural Products, BUILDINGS and i+s, sister publications of Smart Buildings Technology. He is an award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience reporting on the architecture and design industry.

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