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jonathan chertok

Founded in 2000 Universal Joint is a research-based full service Design-Build Firm working with residential and commercial Clients on their design, development and construction needs. The firm produces distinctive and award winning work, which exhibits a contemporary notion of elegance resulting in an effortless display of sophistication. 
 Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Architecture (MArch) from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the office of the Pritzker Prize winning Architect Renzo Piano in Paris, as well as for commercial Architecture firms in the United States. His work has been exhibited, recognized and published internationally including at the prestigious ACM SIGgraph Conference and at the Pompidou Center in Paris.

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parametric design, architecture and art

Universal Joint (Jonathan Chertok) presented the results of his ongoing research at the poster session of Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012 Conference held at Centre Pompidou Center in Paris in collaboration with Aurelien Lemonier, Curator of Architecture Department at MNM-CCi and the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. This work is the result of a hybrid design build practice based out of Austin, Texas and the research began in 1998 with a project that involved the digital recreation of a classical mathematical model collection housed in Goettingen, Germany.

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