About Jon Arcellana

Originally from Oakland, Jon hopes to bridge the vast differences in society through architecture and design. In his spare time, Jon loves to spend it outdoors. He can be found outfitted on his road bike, backpacking through one of California's beautiful parks, cooking over an open fire, or gazing at the stars above.

Why I chose Architecture (or how it chose me)

When I was younger I remember walking through the Ferry Building Marketplace with my family and thinking to myself how great it was to see a landmark building adapted into a multiuse space. Standing in the marketplace I was struck by the opening in the floor above, revealing the exposed steel-framed Beaux Arts style architecture which allowed natural light to flow into the space. This experience was one of a few [...]

By | 2018-01-29T18:40:16+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Events & Activities|0 Comments

Page & Turnbull at Oakland’s Youth Architecture Camp

In June I was fortunate to be able to take part in the third annual Youth Architecture Camp for underrepresented and at-risk children. The camp was started from a collaboration between the AIA East Bay and Fam First Family Foundation as a way to introduce Architecture and design in general to youth in the East Bay. While I was only able to attend one full day and the final presentations, I was truly taken back by [...]

By | 2018-01-30T13:29:40+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Events & Activities|0 Comments