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Jason Crow is a senior lecturer of architecture at Monash University and a licensed architect in Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in Architecture from Clemson University and Masters of Architecture from Iowa State University. Dr. Crow worked as a professional architect in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Quebec. He was the founding CTO of the Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM), McGill University’s high-performance computation research laboratory, where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in the History & Theory of Architecture. He is currently completing the manuscript for A New Interpretation of Twelfth-Century Architecture: The Reconstruction of the Abbey of Saint-Denis (Amsterdam University Press), which examines the twelfth-century understanding of stone architecture through the intertwined histories of theology, science and craft. Dr. Crow’s research explores how technological changes impact material ontology and artisanal epistemology.

Education/Academic qualification

History and Theory of Architecture, PhD, The Hierurgy of Stone in Suger's Restoration of Saint-Denis, McGill University


Award Date: 29 May 2014

History and Theory of Architecture, Masters of Architecture, The Klepsydra of Pan


Award Date: 9 Nov 2007

Architecture, Masters of Architecture, Divining the Father: A Cenotaph for Leonis Battista Alberti, Iowa State University


Award Date: 16 Dec 1995

Architecture, Bachelors of Design with Honors, Clemson University


Award Date: 7 May 1993

Research area keywords

  • medieval history
  • history and theory of craft
  • history and theory of architecture
  • digital craft
  • architecture and computation
  • architectural robotics
  • material ontology

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