Jason Van Nest

Helping designers graduate from old Representational habits toward Simulation thinking -- in architecture, construction, manufacturing, & art.


Curriculum Vitae


Architectural Design

2018 - Present
Sole Pratitioner
New England, USA
Design and Construction Coordination services for several building projects in New England:
    • Turnpike House. A sustainable conversion project involving the transformation of a 70s-era home and pottery studio into a contemporary 2,500 ft² residence. Sustainable building practices and carbon accounting are integral to the design.
    • 236. Located with picturesque views of the Connecticut River Valley, this 2,000 ft² farmhouse expansion emphasizes coordination of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), storefront glazing, and long-span structural elements. The design aims for an open-plan lifestyle with a clear delineation of public and private spaces. 
    • Home for a Retired Superhero. This ground-up construction project features a 1,000 ft² home crafted from regionally-specific materials. The client, having concluded a career involving UN-related agricultural assignments in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, found a building site with sweeping agricultural vistas. The resulting design maintained a visual connection to their impactful past.
2016 - Present
Director of Design
The Nullary() Group
New York, NY. USA
Project Principal, Design, BIM-based Documentation, VDC-based Coordination, & Construction Administration:
    • Saxon’s River Distillery Performance Spaces (2021) Schematic Designs, Brattleboro, VT, USA.
    • House for a Connecticut River Overlook (2022) Brattleboro, VT, USA.

2005 - 2009
Junior Architect
New York, NY. USA
Design, Documentation, Coordination, & Construction Administration:
    • New York Academy of Sciences, 7 WTC (2007) New York, NY, USA.
    • Jackson Federal Courthouse (2008) Jackson, MI, USA.
    • City Pier A (2011) New York, NY, USA.

BIM Manager in SD, DD, and/or CD:
    • TFANA (2012) Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    • BAM Fisher Center (2012) Brooklyn, NY, USA.
    • Lincoln Center Theater (2012) Manhattan, NY, USA.
1999 - 2000
Intern Architect
Bender & Associates
Key West, FL. USA
Prepared architectural plans and designs, assisted in essential client engineering presentations (renderings, drawings, and budgets), and developed and finalizeed building plans for construction.

Worked on several projects in Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation phases.
2000 - 2001
Libert Management & Construction New York, NY. USA
Preformed the top supervisory role for several townhouse and condo construction sites on the Upper East Side of New York.

Directed & managed procurement of materials and services to keep construction on schedule. Also directed, supervised and solved routine issues that occur on the job site.