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Houston Associate Destined for Career in Architecture

By Macy Degnan

December 27, 2018


Jonathan Long, AIA, LEED AP, was destined for a career in architecture. Growing up in the small-town of Brownwood, Texas, Jon’s family was involved in construction. In fact, construction was a part of his family for many generations.

“I was involved in construction in high school and architecture appealed to me as the natural next step in the field,” said Jon.

So, began his journey as an architect. Staying true to his Texas roots, Jon received his bachelor’s and master’s in architecture from Texas Tech University and then joined the RS&H Houston team in June of 2015.


Bringing expertise to RS&H

Jon has over 10 years of experience and has a wide range of design expertise in new construction, tenant improvements, and complex phased renovations.

After joining the firm as a project manager three years ago, he has quickly excelled to become the Houston Office Leader. He is now responsible for leading studio design teams consisting of architects, designers and engineers.


Bringing expertise to award-winning projects

A notable project that Jon worked on while at RS&H is Texas Oncology’s San Antonio Cancer Center. In 2017, this project won the Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., South Texas Chapter.

RS&H assisted in identifying and evaluating various site options and the design of the build-to-suit facility. Some of the services provided included architectural and engineering services which included preliminary conceptual meetings, design development and construction administration services.

Jon served as the project director and believes that the success behind the projects he works on is a result of effective teamwork and collaboration.

“I feel like the successes that I have had are due to great team members, in all truth,” said Jon.

Some other significant projects Jon is involved in is the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Expansion in Houston and a Bank of America project in Lexington, Kentucky.


Life outside of work

In his free time, Jon is a member of a local church in Houston, The Pentecostals of Katy where he assists with the children ministry.

Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council.

Topics: Architecture, Our People, News

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