Jon Moore has truly been blessed
with his many creative talents. Jon is a second generation architect
who has focused on client service throughout his practice. As
President and Design Principal of the firm his father founded
in 1947, Jon established his reputation as an international
designer. His firm encompassed a global presence while designing
projects from coast to coast in the United States as well as
Jordan, Egypt and Tokyo.
As talented and creative as Jon
is, he is very easy to talk to and work with. Jon works directly
with each of his clients to help their dream become a reality.
He listens closely as clients describe their ideas, and incorporates
their visions into the project.
From his work on the Disney Sea
hotel in Tokyo to his design of the Dead Sea Spa in Jordan,
Jon is well known for his design expertise. During his 30-year
professional career, Jon has designed extremely complex environments
including Class One clean rooms for Intel and super computing
facilities for Los Alamos National Labs. According to Jon, houses
of worship can be even more complex than these highly technical
facilities because the congregations' experience is of prime
Sustainable building design is
becoming more important and is a highly discussed topic today.
While it would appear that "green" design is a new concept,
Jon has been incorporating sustainable design concepts into
all of his buildings throughout his 32-year career. In fact,
Jon was instrumental in the design of an Owens Corning National
Energy Conservation award winning building in the 80's.
Jon firmly believes that all projects
can embrace some form of sustainability. When Wright Hotels
asked for a creative roof treatment on their Seattle Waterfront
hotel, Jon's design solution was colored recycled glass. Cost
effective, beautiful and a recycled material, the glass was
a remarkable design solution. In Jon's experience, the genesis
of truly great architecture is dealing with all the environmental
issues that impact the six senses (touch, taste, sight, sound,
smell, and spirituality) in order to create the optimal worship
Jon is a graduate of UCLA with
a master's in architecture and urban design, has lectured throughout
the U.S., and is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Jon's hobby is collecting and
driving vintage automobiles (he currently has seven). He spends
his free time designing his dream project, Memory Lane, a not-for-profit
complex devoted to preserving vintage automobiles while providing
our non-mainstream youth with training in all aspects of auto