Jason Grimes

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Jason is Atelier's creative engine. He spearheads and oversees the design output of the studio from big picture concept sketches to detailing of intricately cut marble to the office stationary.  He has a passion for bringing paintings to life and delivering design-led innovation of the highest caliber. His projects have run the gamut of five-story penthouses in New York, a 125-acre country estate, vacation homes on a practically deserted Caribbean Island -his experience by the age of 30 puts him well beyond most.  His work has now twice appeared in Architectural Digest as well as other publications, a colleague's monograph and commercial client's promotional material.  He is a member of the Interior Design Society and a mentor for the IIDA.  Jason received a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami. and a vacation home on an almost deserted island in  the Caribbean . His work has appeared in many publications inculding Architectural Digest. He is a member of the Interior Design Society and a mentor for the IIDA.  Jason received a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Miami.

Q: What is a structure that most inspires you?
A: The John Ferraro Building (formerly the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Building) by AC Martin Partners, built in 1964. It commands just as much attention as a Greek temple but was built in in the 60’s from simple reinforced concrete slabs. The drama of its nighttime lighting and the surrounding water features don't hurt either.

Q: Who is the architect that most inspires you?
A: Filippo Juvarra (1678-1736) from Sicily. I have a soft spot for Baroque, especially when it's both constrained and pushed to its absolute limit. Juvarra's creation of space and his twisting of ornament still blows my mind.

Q: Can you explain your process?
A: I like to work primarily in watercolor to express my designs. I think the feeling and unintended emotion that can come out of the brush gives you a deeper connection and understanding of your intentions. It's fast too, which really helps my unrelenting pace and schedule.

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