Casey Jones has dedicated his career to improving civic architecture and the public realm and currently serves as the global director for civic projects at Perkins+Will. He is the former Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations at the U.S. Department of State, where he oversaw the design and construction of a new era of U.S. embassies. He previously served as the national Director of Design Excellence at GSA, where he ushered in a new generation of architects and oversaw the development of their designs. Earlier in his career, Casey was a founding principal in the design consultancy jones|kroloff and also served as the first Associate Director of Van Alen Institute, where he directed their program of competitions and urban studies.  

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What was critical about this project, that made it such a success, was bringing together a number of people from different sectors very early in the project...the Design Trust provides a great forum for in-depth studies.

Casey Jones, Journalism Fellow