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Jonathan Hanna

Jonny is an Iraqi-American designer and Founder of Hbb Deco, an urban and building design studio that focuses on the intersection of Housing and Urbanism. He received his M.arch and Certificate in Health and Health Policy from the Princeton School of Architecture and the School of Public and International Affairs respectively. Jonny also received an M.U.D. and B.S. Arch from the University of Michigan.

His research focuses on environmentally passive, semi-modular housing, ranging from writings on late modern housing schemes in the Middle East to the design and deployment of contemporary sustainable housing models in the Metro Detroit Area.

Previously, Jonny was awarded the Post Graduate Fellowship with the Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative where he worked on community designs while teaching a graduate urban design studio that focused on informal housing settlements in Havana. He has also taught courses on urbanism and digital fabrication. His work has also been supported by The Burning Man Global Arts Grant and the Miami Foundation among others.



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