Jonathan F. Bell, AIA, LEED-AP, Associate
Jonathan Bell, AIA LEEP AP, has worked at KITE since 2002. Currently, Jonathan is managing the Construction Administration phase for the Wellness and Fitness Center for the University of Rhode Island, an adaptive reuse of a 1960s Pietro Belluschi dining hall building. Recently, Jonathan was the project architect for the Carter Center for Music Education and a Private Residence in the Blackston Boulevard area of Providence. He has also been involved with a private residence on College Hill in Providence, Crossroads Rhode Island, and Alger Hall at Rhode Island College. Jonathan is also an adjunct faculty member at Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to RISD, he taught Architecture Design Studios since 2001 at Roger Williams University.
Jonathan grew up in Wooster, Ohio, and has lived in Cambridge, England; Middletown, CT; Somerville, MA; Princeton, NJ; and New York City. Since moving to Providence in 2000, Jonathan has continued to work with his wife Sarah Zurier on their Federal-era house in Providence. Jonathan has served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Providence Athenaeum Library since 2004, and in the Spring of 2007 was elected to the Library's Board of Directors.
In 2007, in collaboration with Ciotat Studio, Jonathan was shortlisted for consideration on an urban planning competition for Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2008 their project was published and exhibited at the Reykjavik Art Museum and City Hall. An avid filmgoer, Jonathan is the author of “Shadows in the Hinterland: Rural Noir,” which is collected in the book Architecture and Film.
Princeton University, Master of Architecture Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council Registered Architect (RI), NCARB certified