Jurassic Studio is a design firm based in Chicago that enjoys exploring form, patterns, composition and their translation into our 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. Jennifer worked on the design for Princeton University, School of Architecture, and on a smaller scale, Jennifer was a finalist for the City of Dreams Competition for a design on Governor's Island in New York. Her work on the Onward Coworking Reception Wall and Cornelia House was awarded recognition by the Chicago AIA. She also received the 2015 Burnham Prize for the Currencies of Architecture Competition hosted by the Chicago Architectural Club in affiliation with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Jennifer thoroughly enjoys the process of design exploring the ever-changing relationship of the architectural and anthropological. She values the time spent exploring various conceptual ideas to arrive at a solution which satisfies social and environmental conditions.
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 (UCLA). She currently teaches as an adjunct professor of architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jennifer previously served as an adjunct professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in architecture, urban planning and interior design. She believes in teaching students how to think critically about our the social and political environment as part of the design process. Her research is tied to how current economic forces shape perceptions of urban design and architecture.
Jennifer recently was acknowledged as one of Chicago's 2015 Women of Influence in Michigan Avenue magazine. She was also a finalist for Curbed's 2015 Young Guns Award recognizing rising talent in the fields of architecture and development.