Jonas is a director at dRMM, he manages the strategic development of the practice and oversees the design, construction and delivery of a mixed-use portfolio of high profile projects. These include Faraday House, the bold and imaginative residential building within the Battersea Power Station development. As an architect, his speciality is combining the design concept with innovative construction techniques, and he has a particular focus on prefabrication and engineered timber.
Jonas lectures internationally on dRMM’s pioneering work in engineered timber, such as Kingsdale Sports Hall, Naked House, and Maggie’s Oldham. In 2017, he was invited to sit on a London Borough’s Quality Review Panel and became an assessor for RIBA Part III at the University of Brighton, in 2016 he judged the Malaysian Wood Awards.
Jonas designed Endless Stair with fellow director Alex de Rijke for the 2013 London Design Festival. It is one of dRMM’s most celebrated timber installations because it’s modular design allows the work to adapt to different contexts. For the 2014 Milan Salone del Mobile the concept was reconfigured as Scale Infinite. Jonas was born and educated in Germany and moved to the UK in 2004.
Before joining dRMM he worked alongside Prof. Mirko Baum at the Institute for Structural Architecture, RWTH-Aachen, as well as in Cologne and Moscow as an assistant to the artist Prof. Igor Sacharow-Ross.
Jonas’ career is a definition of the émigré architect. He draws upon his expatriate point of view and academic background to form extraordinary design solutions to complex architectural problems. Jonas’ strength lies in concept development and communication. He champions concept integrity from genesis to delivery, ensuring that dRMM’s guiding ethos is reflected in the studio’s architecture.
Jonas manages an internal team from 14 different countries, and steers stakeholder and client relations on some of dRMM’s most high profile projects.