May 22 2011

Untraditional Architectural Design: Jordan Meerdink

A warm Global Site Plans welcome to Jordan Meerdink, the newest blogger to The Grid. Every other Thursday, starting in May, you can find Jordan Meerdink blogging about his passion for untraditional architectural designs ranging from Shinto Shrines to shipping container architecture, in addition to matters of sustainable transportation.

Jordan Meerdink is a graduate of the The Ohio State University. He holds a B.S. in Architecture with a minor in studio art. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jordan inherited an early interest in mechanics and construction from his grandfather, a developer who was one of the early practitioners of prefabricated housing, and his father who is a retired store owner and highly capable DIYer. Currently living in Columbus, Ohio, he continues to produce art and furniture with a focus on smart, ecologically responsible design. Jordan has a special concern for design that serves people outside the traditional clientele of architects and a unique interest in architecture that deviates from the beaten path; ranging from baroque churches to dismantled bomb shelters.

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco. She is now a Manager at the Urban Land Institute's San Francisco District Council. You can find her at one of their many events, so pop in and say hello.

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