Jason James Abbey

Jason Abbey



“Architecture is less about creating an object and more about working with the people who engage with it – the creators whose ideas bring it to life, the builders who craft it, and the people who ultimately inhabit it.”

Jason’s work with large-scale urban and waterfront design is rooted in the belief that improving cities to be more sustainable, resilient, and accommodating for people not only improves lives but also increases density and lessens the potential for harm to our planet. His portfolio of large, resilient projects on the waterfronts of Washington, DC, and New York City demonstrates that shaping the water’s edge fulfills an opportunity to connect a city to its history, its people’s needs, and its potential for future prosperity. Jason has spent more than twenty-five years working with sustainable projects in both urban and waterfront environments, developing strong leadership skills in collaboration with hard-working design and construction teams, resulting in a steadily growing list of proud and satisfied clients.

Our Perkins Eastman

Jason initiated a series of daily learning opportunities and training events for the DC studio each February; billed as Techno-ary, the month brings a fun series of daily email, learning sessions, pin-ups, and trivia nights, which not only foster continued education throughout the studio but also strengthenits comradery and culture.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (202) 384-1882
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  • Education

  • University of Virginia; M.Arch, B.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • Green Roofs For Healthy Cities