Jesse Randzio is an unlicensed architect. His projects address architectural scales ranging from the object to the city with methods spanning from craft and construction to organization and planning. He teaches and consults on issues of architecture, from concept to detail, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between design and fabrication. His built works are bridges and pavilions, a tree-house, a façade, a video, and some furniture pieces. He writes essays and articles on scattered topics related to architecture. In the development of his theses, Jesse has traveled to Helsinki, Miami, Montgomery, Paris, Selma, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Treviso, and Tokyo. His work has been exhibited in Koshirakura, London, Minneapolis, and Tokyo.
Jesse Randzio studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He
spent much of his time in the UK at the AA’s Hooke Park workshop in Dorset working with timber, steel, concrete, rope, and steel cable. He was involved with the design and construction of the first three additions to the Hooke Park architecture collection since the property has been in AA hands (Summer Pavilion 06, Crossings Bridge, A Separate Place). He worked for three years as Workshop Assistant at the AA, and is currently Resident Tutor for AA SummerMake at Hooke Park.
Before coming to the AA, Jesse worked for 2 years at Bumpzoid, a small architectural practice in the West Village, NYC. Before that, he earned a BA with honors in English from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, USA. Throughout his four years at Colby he worked in the theatre scene shop as Shop Assistant, designing and building stage sets, and as Teaching Assistant, supervising set design and construction courses. He has taught after school and summer vacation theatre workshops for elementary school children.