Jenny Young, Architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, explores social questions in design through research, practice, and teaching.
Making Places for People (2017), coauthored with Christie Johnson Coffin, discusses the impacts the work of designers may have on human life. Other ongoing research focuses on the identity and spatial structure of towns and the role public buildings can play to contribute to their stability and vitality. She and Donald Corner are currently writing about the Italian piazza, developing a model for comprehensively evaluating the quality of public space. As an architect, she works on programming and conceptual design for residential projects (with Donald Corner) and for educational and health care facilities (with Rowell Brokaw Architects P.C.).