Jason Wood has
been a part-time faculty member at RISD since 2008 and has worked in both the
Architecture and Furniture Design departments. He has taught courses in the
core curriculum, advanced studios, degree project and thesis seminar classes
and Integrated Building Systems.
building full scale at a young age. His first commissions were for skateboard
ramps and car stereo systems. He started working on a crew of custom framers at
the age of 17 in Arizona and soon thereafter became a foreman. He has framed
over 300 houses since he began building homes. He remained on this crew
throughout his undergraduate education at Arizona State University where he was
the recipient of the Sean Murphy Travel Prize and was awarded the Arizona State
University Design Excellence award three years in a row. He began Design
Compound, his first design-build practice, in Phoenix, AZ in 2001. In 2004 he
left this practice to attend RISD and earn his Master’s in Architecture.
Wood is currently
a principal of from [in] form, a design-build studio in Providence, which he
founded in 2008. From [in] form focuses on affordable and innovative
design coupled with redefined sustainable building practices.
Wood has been contemplating questions about space and perception. Is space
bounded by perception? Can perception structure space that cantilevers
perspective? As an educator, student, architect, craftsman and husband, he
believes that attempting to ask and answer such questions is to embark into the
creative process and that such a journey is humanity’s to endure.
discovers intuition, a body of knowledge becomes a body of work. As students of
architecture, our life is our work and our work is our voice.