Jonathan Bell

Critic - Interior Architecture
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BA, Wesleyan University
MARC, Princeton University

Jonathan Bell is an architect and educator, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED-accredited professional.
 
Bell is principal at Jonathan F. Bell Architect, a practice in Providence whose work ranges from single-family residential renovations to adaptive reuse projects for arts and not-for-profit groups to research-driven urban investigations. Prior to his current practice he was a co-founder and principal of DUAL LLC and previously an associate at KITE Architects, both in Providence. 
 
Bell’s work has won numerous design awards and has been presented, published and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. In 2021, Bell was the recipient of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize from the Architects Foundation, a fellowship awarded biennially allowing an American architect to research historic preservation practices in France. Bell is also a fellow of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, which was awarded to DUAL in 2018 for its project SLICE: The Inhabited Facade.
 
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 on the board of the Providence Athenaeum Library and is a past board member of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

INTAR 2380-01 - INTRO TO DESIGN STUDIO II
Level Graduate
Unit Interior Architecture
Subject Interior Architecture
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
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End date

INTAR 2380-01

INTRO TO DESIGN STUDIO II

Level Graduate
Unit Interior Architecture
Subject Interior Architecture
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TTH | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Jonathan Bell Location(s): Center for Integrative Technologies, Room 103; Center for Integrative Technologies, Room 610 Enrolled / Capacity: 14 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course builds on the foundations gained in previous studio and course work to further design development abilities. The studio will require the integration of the student's emerging knowledge of site analysis, mapping & documentation, innovative tectonics and systems, applicable theoretical issues, relevant cultural precedents, and material investigation into a cohesive design agenda.

Major Requirement | MDes Interior Studies

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BA, Wesleyan University
MARC, Princeton University