Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno


Future Cities Lab
Architectural League Prize 2011

Recorded: June 15, 2011

Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California and Athens, Greece. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems, and public space. Most recently they were the 2008-09 Muschenheim and Oberdick Fellows at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the 2009 New York Prize Fellows at the Van Alen Institute in New York City, and exhibited work at the 2009-10 Hong Kong/Shenzhen Biennale, the Extension Gallery in Chicago, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.

Jason Kelly Johnson received his M.Arch from Princeton University, and his B.S. from the University of Virginia.  Nataly Gattegno received her M.Arch from Princeton University, and a M.A. from Cambridge University, St. John’s College, UK.  They currently teach at California College of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley, as well as workshops including the Architectural Association Global Summer Program Biodynamic Structures and Hydra-Cities Lab in Athens, Greece.