A wealth of experience in large scale projects and resort hotels has given rise to Jon’s passion for creating spaces that are inspiring and timeless in quality. He brings over 30 years of experience to Robert Hidey Architects and is the Studio Director for Special Projects, focusing on larger projects: hospitality, commercial, mixed-use and community development.
“I believe a vital element of design is emerging to create indoor and outdoor spaces that are part of a larger experience, especially for multifamily living with the embellishment of common areas to be more like a resort hotel,” said Jon. “I continually strive to create a total living environment that enhances the surrounding area and enriches the lives of its inhabitants.”
Jon’s experience ranges from high-rise interiors including penthouse suites to large-scale master plans for hotel and residential developments including Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, an Irvine Company five-star resort; Beverly West in Los Angeles and Burj Kalifa in Dubai, UAE. Previous hotel design expertise while working at WATG includes the Las Vegas Sand’s Venetian Hotel, and projects for Renaissance, Sheraton and Samsung.
One of Jon’s strengths is his proficiency with new technologies, earning his Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. “As I look into the future, I am excited about the prospect of continuing the integration of technology and data into all building systems,” he said. “I enjoy the challenge of teaching and monitoring our staff to not only design with enhancing details, but to see the fruition of the design through construction.” Jon is a member of the American Institute of Architects, licensed in California, is Revit Certified and is a LEED Green Associate.