As an architect and urban designer, Jillian Crandall explores local and global networks in architecture, infrastructure, and urbanism. With a social and physical infrastructure research background, she approaches design with a technical rigor and enjoys the challenge of incorporating civic architecture into facilities with high functional requirements. Jillian currently leads Dattner Architects’ R+D Co-Lab, a cross-studio collaboration engaging real and important issues that confront people and cities today, and have the potential to impact the future.
Jillian holds a B.Arch from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently working toward her masters on Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons, The New School. Jillian is an advocate for socio-spatial justice, environmental justice, and digital equity. She has guest-lectured and contributed to publications at Columbia, Pratt, RPI, and Parsons; and has volunteered as a Mentor with the ACE Mentoring Program. Jillian is also an active member of the American Planning Association and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY), where she has organized several public programs with the AIANY Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.