Jurassic Studio is a design firm based in Chicago that explores the relevance of patterns, ornamentation and composition through translations in our current social context. From the personal to the urban environment, Jurassic Studio challenges what design can provide for our social culture. We invent and reinvent.
Jennifer Park, principal and owner of Jurassic Studio, has over twelve years of professional experience in architecture, design and education spanning cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Mexico City. A registered architect in Virginia and Illinois, her project experience is varied and includes work in academic, commercial, retail and residential settings.
Jennifer continues to explore and test new ideas through a diversity of work and competitions. She was a project lead for a winning entry for the City of the Future: New York and represented the project in an exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. She has designed and managed projects that range from Timken Research Headquarters, Princeton’s School of Architecture, the offices of Cushman & Wakefield and the Artemide showroom. She was a finalist for the City of Dreams Competition on Governor's Island in New York. Her projects Onward Coworking Reception Wall, Cornelia House and Denim Lounge were recognized by the Chicago AIA. In addition, Jennifer was acknowledged as one of Chicago's 2015 Women of Influence in Michigan Avenue magazine and was a finalist for Curbed's 2015 Young Guns Award recognizing rising talent in the fields of architecture and development. She received the 2015 Burnham Prize, Currencies of Architecture Competition and exhibited work for the 2017 Burnham Prize. Most recently in 2018, Jurassic Studio exhibited work at the School of the Art Institute highlighting the changing perception of politically significant spaces and buildings. Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for the AIA Chicago chapter currently holding the position on the Executive Committee as Vice President of Honors and Awards. Additionally, she is Co-Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the AIA advocating for positive change in the profession of architecture.
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Art History from Columbia University in New York City and her Master of Architecture from University of California in Los Angeles. She currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology teaching and directing the second-year undergraduate architecture program. Jennifer previously taught graduate and undergraduate architecture studios at the School of the Art Institute and Virginia Commonwealth University. She believes in teaching students how to think critically about the social and political environment as part of the design process.