Professional Experience

Jonathan Foster is a multi-disciplined architect with diverse capabilities and comprehensive experience in building, design and asthetic problem solving. Mr. Foster's background has been with high profile, international and Fortune 500 companies and projects since 1980.

Mr. Foster developed a general practice in Architecture with a large group of residential, retail and commercial clients. As American architect for Yves Saint Laurent, he was responsible for all retail, showroom and office development in the United States.

Mr. Foster has worked in architecture offices in New York , such as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and Redroof Design. These projects consist of Office buildings, Solar integration in commercial space, Historic Rehabilitation, Art Galleries, and high end residential.

Museum Curating, Teaching and Community

Dobbs Ferry, New York; Land Use Committee, 2004-.
Dobbs Ferry, New York; Architectural Review Board, 2004-.
NYNV Select Review committee for lower Manhattan, 2002.
NewYork NewVisions, Sustainability and Growth Strategies, 2001-02.
Grace Church in New York, fabric and grounds committee, 1990-2002.
Community Board 5, Chairman Landmarks, Manhattan, 1990-2001.
Harvard University, Design Studio Critic, Career Discovery Program, 1980.
Harvard University, Teaching Assistant, Architectural History, 1979, 1980.
CooperHewitt Museum, Architecture of Sir John Soane, seminar 1986.
Guggenheim Museum, annual curator, Learning through Art, 1988-1991.
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; Curator/ coordinator, The Star, 1973-1974.


Harvard University, M Arch.University Fellow, Special Commendation, 1980.
Allegheny College, AB, Economics and Art.
Fredonia High School, New York, N.H.S.

Honors and Awards

Architectural Cadd Cup International Winner. 'Build Boston', 2001.
Upper East Side Historic Districts, Excellence in Design Award. 1991.
University Fellow, Harvard University, Honors. 1979, 1980.
Graham Foundation Grant for Study Abroad, 1979.
National Honor Society.
National Science Foundation Scholarship, University of Rhode Island.