T. Jason Anderson

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T Jason Anderson is an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, where he leads courses in Architectural Design, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. His academic research and his professional practice, studioAnomalous (sA), investigates the overlap of video game engines and architecture. His work engages these topics to question how these developing toolsets can inform the design process and offer new conditions of simultaneity, experience and interrelation. sA not only acts as consultants on larger projects exploring AR/VR/MR potentials, but also produces independent freestanding applications for projects in the realms of art, architecture, entertainment and finance.

Jason earned a B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley and worked in San Francisco before relocating to New York City. After receiving his M.Arch degree from Columbia University, Jason explored New York City through a series of professional engagements that ranged from a video game startup to animation and print development. During this professional sojourn, he also taught design related classes with an emphasis on technology within both the graduate and undergraduate departments of Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. With this wide variety of related experience, Jason returned to architectural practice in 2002 and has remained dedicated to both architectural and education since, continuing his developing exploration of digital fabrication and other emerging design technology advancements.

In 2006, Jason moved back to San Francisco and began teaching design studios at CCA. He now coordinates the Studio 3: Urban Studio for the B.Arch Program and utilizes his past experience from New York City to guide the students through a semester tackling the complexities of the city with an exciting New York City field trip each fall.

Over the past 10 years, Jason has been exploring 49 of the 50 states making up the US environmental fabric with his motorcycles, seeking to understand the constantly evolving cultural and built landscapes across the states. His most recent trips tackled the southwestern and southern states, a healthy dose of snow, a wide expanse of desert, and a delicious sampling of bourbon.

Associate Professor, Architecture

 tanderson@cca.edu

BA, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley; MArch, Columbia University

Website: studioano.com