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Much of LOJO's recent work has attempted to deal architecturally with the idea of conditioning, understood as the process of cleansing interior air, but also of priming a site for new works. LOJO works in the hot/humid climate of Houston.
There, conditioning involves thinking about the ecology of interiors as well as the boundary that separates interior space from the outside. They see the potential for interior architecture as a re-engagement with small, quick, and/or temporary sites of architectural investigation -- a way of giving architecture as a whole greater agency.
Prior to cofounding LOJO, Matthew Johnson worked for Allied Works Architecture on the Museum of Arts and Design, the Seattle Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, among other projects. He also worked for Steven Holl Architects on the MIT Simmons Hall Dormitory, the Turbulence House, and various competitions. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Houston.
He has taught previously at Yale University and Stanford University. Johnson received his master of architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture in 2000 and his bachelor's degree with humanities honors from Stanford University. His writing has been published in international journals on architecture and urbanism.
He has also worked in the film industry, for both Lightstorm Entertainment and on the film Titanic.
Jason Logan received a master of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University in 2006, and he received his bachelor of architecture from the University of Houston. Before cofounding LOJO, he worked for Gensler, where he was involved in a range of project types, including Hilton Americas, Anadarko Tower, Del Mar Community College Public Safety Classroom and Laboratory, and Quest Diagnostics Laboratory.
He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Architecture, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios.
The 2013-14 Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.