Jason Jones, P.E.
From a young age, Jason was drawn to mechanical things, especially learning how things are made and function. He combined his strengths in math and science to earn a mechanical engineering degree from Iowa State University.
Jason has noticed that when people think of cities, they usually picture buildings specific to that city, so each individual project makes up a cityscape. In Jason’s experience, this is especially true of hospitality projects like the Union Station Hotel in Nashville or Marco Island Marriott Resort in Florida, which often become icons in their cities. Because every project is unique, each has its own specific challenges and finding innovative solutions to those challenges is one of Jason’s favorite parts of being an engineer. It drives him to continue expanding his overall knowledge, inside and outside the industry. He continually works to improve how he designs and makes a point to never become complacent.
Jason not only pushes himself to continue learning and trying new strategies, but encourages others to do the same. He enjoys helping younger engineers learn by taking the time to fully explain problems and solutions so that they can understand and accomplish tasks on their own in the future. He believes this shared knowledge is a big part of driving the architecture, engineering, and construction industry toward better integration of technology and energy savings into the built environment. This would improve the experience of occupants, while also supporting green initiatives at the same time.
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Member
- Meals for the Heartland Volunteer
- Jolly Holiday Lights (part of Make-A-Wish® Iowa) Volunteer
“The buildings we design aren’t from an assembly line, but are custom, one-of-a-kind environments. As a living environment, they impact everyone in some way and it’s exciting to be a part of that.”