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
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.