Former STUDIO Associate Fellow, Jonathan Kline, is a founding Principal of Studio for Spatial Practice, a Pittsburgh-based firm design firm specializing in projects that transform the public realm through architecture, urban design, landscape and art. With over ten years of professional urban design experience, Jonathan’s work uses graphic communication to understand and analyze complex urban situations, explore possible scenarios, propose creative design solutions and ultimately build clear narratives to communicate with broad audiences. Prior to founding his own firm, Kline practiced with Urban Design Associates working on a wide range of projects in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Charlotte, St Louis, Asheville, Bussy St. Georges, France, Cincinnati and New York City.
In addition to practice, Jonathan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture where he teaches graduate and undergraduate studios and elective courses. Kline leads Urban Laboratory community and urban design studios, where students engage with communities to envision future possibilities for Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Since 2002 he has worked to redefine and develop the studio curriculum of the Urban Lab and he also teaches studios and seminars in the Master of Urban Design program. As a Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Remaking Cities Institute, Jonathan has worked on research projects to analyze and visualize the future of the Pittsburgh region.