Principal, SPACE Architects + Planners LLC
Jean Dufresne is the co-founder of SPACE Architects + Planners, a boutique architecture firm focused on residential and hospitality work, established in 2003 in Chicago IL. He is an active member of the Chicago AIA Small Practitioners Group, a member of the Small Project Practitioners advisory board as well as the Illinois representative to the Small Firm Round Table. Jean created and curated the first AIA SPP Pop-Up competition in 2014. The competition had great success and will be held again in Atlanta in 2015. The focus of the competition is to highlight the skills of architects on small projects, small interventions, which have a social implication to the area in which they occur. Each Pop-Up Competition design challenge is tied to a local not-for-profit.