October 5, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Jason King Associates has been awrded first prize in the International Design Competition “SUENOS” sponsored by OFITEC and the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. The competition solicited designs for prototypes of the office of the future, with special emphasis on the integration of technology. Jason King Associates’ design created a new “work style” through a bold synthesis of human factors research, new technologies and mutable architectural systems.
Members of the jury praised the winning scheme as a design that “exceeded the ambitions of architecture by advancing numerous visions of technological investigation” Principal Jason King will be honoured at an award ceremony and exhibition at the OFITEC/Feria Internacional Profesional de Equipamiento de Oficina y Colectividades on February 21, 2006 in Madrid, Spain.
Jasson King Associates is a multi-disciplinary architecture and design research firm specializing in the integration of architecture with media and technology. Recent projects include first prize in the Ufficio Ideale competition for the Government of Italy, an interactive shopping centre for Jusco Japan and a technologically immersive environment for IBM. Principal Jason King is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Barnard College + Columbia University and Pratt Institute. His work has been widely published (see the May 2005 issue of Canadian Architect), and he has received numerous awards for his design work in architecture, including the Canada Council’s most prestigious award in architecture, the Prix de Rome in 2000.