Grinham Research Group

Harvard University Graduate School of Design


Jonathan Grinham, DDes

Jonathan Grinham is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jonathan’s research brings an intensely interdisciplinary approach to climate change and the built environment, connecting material science with building science and design to examine questions on materiality, thermal health, and lifecycle carbon emissions. These questions have sparked the development of novel technologies, publications, and patents that prove out low-carbon building solutions through material innovation. Jonathan’s research has gained significant recognition through numerous funding awards, including the Harvard Climate Change Solutions Fund, the Department of Energy Advanced Building and Construction program, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering’s Validation Project program. He holds degrees in architecture and building science from Virginia Tech and a D.Des. degree from the Harvard GSD.

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