Jason Van Nest

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


Curriculum Vitae



2021 - Present
Elected from the ranks of tenured faculty, and tasked wih the faithful execution of the following responsibilities:
    • Preside at all Senate meetings.
    • Preside at Executive Committee meetings.
    • Serve as a faculty representative to the Board of Trustees.
    • Chair the Budget, Finances, and Resource Allocations Committee.
    • Serve ex officio as a member of all standing committees.
    • Perform such other duties as are appropriate to the office.
2021 - 2024
Elected to help the organization expand the knowledge base essential for high-performance building professionals and engage the community to build a clean economy.
2012 - 2018
Board of Directors
New York, USA
  • 2016-2018 NYC Space Design Task Force 
  • 2018 NYC Space Launch Task Force
  • 2014-2018 Development Committee 
  • 2017 Presidential Search Committee 
2010 - 2018
President - Fellows Executive Committee
New York, USA
  • Elected Emeritus Member: 2019 - present
  • Service: advise Board of Directors on Colony policies and initiatives.
  • Growth: added Regional Liaison and Emeritus positions to sustain new roles.
2023 - Present
  • Elected after delivering two addresses to the general membership [1] [2].
  • Developing membership Design Guides for best practices with BIM lighting software. 
  • Elaborate Technical Memorandum for industry-standard shared parameters shared between BIM lighting files.