Jason Winters, AIA, LEED BD+C, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. He also holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. His professional work has been focused on design with an expertise in the field of healthcare architecture. Specifically, this area of practice considers the articulation of the built environment as an opportunity to advance the emotional, social, and physical well-being of its inhabitants. Although this approach originates from extensive research and experience in the healthcare design and construction industry, the work serves as an impetus for addressing multiples facets of our man-made physical environment and the prominent role it can play in all aspects of life. In this context, the relationship and resolution of form, space, and surface seek to capture the healing art of architecture and design while simultaneously creating compelling visuo-spatial narratives that enhance the individual experience.
Early in his career, Jason acquired valuable experience while working for Integrated Project Services near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this time, he completed various pharmaceutical projects ranging from R&D environments to large scale processing and manufacturing buildings and facility infrastructure projects. This type of work required significant involvement in the design and coordination of complex and highly specialized building systems. As such, these types of projects produced an important knowledge base with regards to building infrastructure, engineering systems, and advanced building technologies.
After completing graduate studies, Jason began working exclusively on healthcare projects at CRGA in Annapolis, Maryland. Within a ten year period, he completed hundreds of projects for a wide variety of hospitals and healthcare organizations within the region. These projects provided a broad range of experience in the healthcare industry including outpatient services and ambulatory care to the most clinical services available through healthcare providers. Jason’s clinical areas of expertise include surgical services and perioperative suites, nuclear medicine, neonatal intensive care, interventional radiology, and cancer treatment. He is the founding principal of the Kezlo Group, a healthcare/health science architectural design firm.
He is also a long time member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and heavily involved with the organization at the local, state, and national level. He served on the board of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the AIA starting in 2004 and was acting chapter president in 2008. He also serves on the AIA Maryland board as a director and Chairman of the Maryland Architect’s PAC Committee. Jason serves as president for AIA Maryland in 2014. At the national level, he as served as a member of the AIA National Board Advocacy Committee and the AIA National Education Committee. He is also a board member of the ACE Annapolis Chapter and an active participant in the local mentor program.
Jason combines professional practice with a significant connection to architectural education and professional development. He teaches architectural curriculum part-time as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. As a design studio instructor, most recently for the 401 Junior undergraduate studio, Architectural Design Studio II, his focus is on design processes involving the development of technical, conceptual and perceptual tools and effective communication skills in discerning, defining and presenting architectural design thinking of significant meaning and value.
B.Arch 2000, Drexel University; M.Arch 2001 Syracuse University; M.A. 2008 Johns Hopkins University