Jonathan Bell is an architect and educator, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED-accredited professional. His work ranges from single-family residential renovations to adaptive reuse projects for arts and not-for-profit groups to research-driven urban investigations. He was a co-founder and principal of DUAL LLC and previously an associate at KITE Architects, both in Providence. In 2018, DUAL received the Richard L. Blinder Award fellowship from the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation for its project SLICE: The Inhabited Facade. Bell’s work has won numerous awards and has been published, presented and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.
Bell’s academic interests include exploring intersections between film and architecture. He has published articles on film noir (Shadows in the Hinterland: Rural Noir) and studio research conducted at Roger Williams University (FLICKER: Speculations on Space and Cinema). He currently serves as president of the board at the Providence Athenaeum Library and has been a board and committee member of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects.