BIOGRAPHY

Jonathan Chang  is a graduate with the  highest distinction from the  New  York Institute of Technology, School  of Architecture and Design  with a Bachelors of Science  in Architectural Technology and a minor in Construction Management. His prior education comes from Cornell  University, School  of Architecture and Design where he focused on the fundamentals of design  and construction.

Mr. Chang dedicated 3 years to the internationally renowned design  firm  Rafael Viñoly Architects based in Lower Manhattan. Earning his position there as Project Architect as he successfully oversaw and completed the  construction of three  landmark public sector buildings: Bronx  County Hall of Justice, Brooklyn College West Quad, and the Brooklyn Children’s museum.

 

Mr. Chang  eventually decided to pursue  the  hospitality industry where he was appointed as CEO  of  Four  Way  Hotel  Corp.  Where his involvement included the restructuring of Management, HR, and Marketing at the Best Western Plus Orlando Airport increasing the asset value  in excess of $2 million while  cutting long term debt by $1.8 million within 3 years. During this time he gained experience in operations, revenue management, sales and  marketing at an in depth level. He was voted in as Best Western International’s Florida Chairman of the board. Mr. Chang  has become extremely proficient in all areas of hotel operations, and holds his highest proficiency in design, development, and construction.

 

Upon  developing and  founding JCER Design Consultants, he  has  been  immersed in  overseeing the  day-to-day operations and  management of  the  company. His  unique skill  sets  attribute to the  highly  specialized and  complex hotel development sector where he has successfully completed three  renovation and repositioning projects and currently has six renovation projects in construction, with four projects in the pipeline for 2015. Mr. Chang  continues his involvement within the design, construction, and hotel development sectors with his extensive experience, knowhow and understanding of the industries.

Jonathan Won Chang
MANAGING DIRECTOR

SELECTED PROJECTS

Brooklyn College West Quad (Public Academic Facility)

  • 160,000sqft. – Completed 2010

  • 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

  • Complete redevelopment of the west campus including a state of the art sports complex and administrations offices.

Bronx County Hall of Justice (Public Court House)

  • 775,000sqft. – Completed 2009

  • 265 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

  • One of New York City’s premier courthouses located in the heart of the Bronx, this ground up development is revered as a masterpiece.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Public Museum Hall)

  • 56,000sqft. – Completed 2008

  • 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

  • Ground up development and whimsical play with its vibrant colors that makes it one of Brooklyn’s most memorable landmarks.

  • Ground up multi-family residential building.

Williamsburg Multi-Family Conversion, New York, NY 80,000 SF, In Construction

Intermediate Architect (Concept – CD)

  • Conversion of an existing, 7-story noodle factory into multi-family residential use.