Ph.D. Architecture, University of California,
Mr. Jacobson was an Associate at the Center
for Environmental Structure in Berkeley from 1971-74. He is co-author
of A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press, 1977). In 1973,
he completed his doctoral work on the design process. In 1974, with
Murray Silverstein, he founded the JS partnership, an architectural
firm providing comprehensive design and project management services.
From 1972-76 and 1984-86, Mr. Jacobson was a Lecturer in Architecture
at the University of California at Berkeley, and since 1975 has been
an Instructor of Architecture at Diablo Valley College. Mr. Jacobson
is a registered architect in California.
B. Architecture, University of California,
Mr. Silverstein was a co-founder of the Center
for Environmental Structure with Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa,
and between 1967-73, worked on numerous CES projects and buildings.
He was Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington,
Seattle, from 1968-70. In 1974, he and Max Jacobson started the JS
partnership. Mr. Silverstein's publications include Dorms at Berkeley:
An Environmental Analysis, with Sim Van der Ryn, A
Pattern Language and The Oregon Experiment, with his
associates at the Center for Environmental Structure. He was a Visiting
Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University
of California, Los Angeles, from 1974-80, and since 1981 has taught
architecture courses at Antioch University, Diablo Valley College,
University of California, Berkeley, and at the Harvard Graduate School
of Design. Mr. Silverstein is a registered architect in California.
M. Architecture, University of California,
Ms. Winslow combines a background in
Social Psychology with Architectural Design. Her interest in design
for individuals with special needs led to co-authoring Design
for Independent Living (Whitney Museum of Design, 1979)
with Ray Lifchez, a book addressing the unique design needs of the
physically disabled, and a finalist for the 1980 American Book Awards.
Ms. Winslow joined JSW/D in 1978 and
became a partner in 1981. She was a Lecturer at the University of
California at Berkeley from 1979-87, and from 1987 through 1994
chaired the Department of Architecture at Chabot College in Hayward,
California. Her recent work ranges from the design of custom homes,
including several for individuals with severe physical disabilities,
to fully accessible affordable housing projects. She is a registered
architect in California and a member of the Organization of Women
Helen Degenhardt, AIA LEED AP
Diplom Ingenieur, Technische Hochschule
Ms. Degenhardt was raised and educated in Germany, where she taught at the University in Darmstadt and worked as an architect before coming to the United States. She is a registered architect in California and a member of the Organization of Women Architects. Before joining JSW/D Architects in 2000 as a partner, she was principal of Degenhardt Architects and previously worked with the firm of Esherick Homsey Dodge and Davis. Her work covers a wide range of projects, both in scale and typology, and serves both institutional and residential clients. Under her lead, JSW/D has done numerous projects for the Abhayagiri Monastery and the San Francisco Zen Center, including most recently a new Retreat Center at Tassajara and a "Passive House" at Green Gulch Farm. Ms. Degenhardt has been heading several large affordable-housing projects in the East Bay such as the recently completed Main Street Village in Fremont, as well as the design of a number of private homes. Part of her expertise is energy-efficient design.
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