AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador CEO
Jonathan approaches architecture with a focused mission—to bring transformational design to underserved communities, to educate and mentor underserved youth toward careers in architecture, and to become, a visible, present servant in underserved communities.
Driven by a passion to continue his father’s legacy, Jonathan D. Moody has entrenched himself in firm leadership, driving growth and innovation. Moody Nolan has grown to over 230 employees and 11 offices across the nation. The firm’s designs have won more than 330 design citations, including 49 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 45 the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Jonathan has helped continue to extend the firm’s position as the largest African American owned architecture firm. Moody Nolan continues to garner national attention by promoting “diversity by design” and was selected as the 2021 AIA National Architecture Firm Award recipient, the highest firm honor achieved through the American Institute of Architects. Moody Nolan is not only the first Ohio-based firm to win this award, but the first African American owned firm to receive the recognition.
Jonathan has more than 12 years of high-end design experience focused on integrating digital fabrication and social engagement into the design process. He approaches design with an overall goal of having a major positive impact on communities in need. For Jonathan, architecture is a medium through which people can be connected and inspired by giving tangible being into ideas. Over the last several years, he has passionately devoted himself to community service through mentoring and education programs focused on empowering underserved youth.
A former designer for the Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design and Eisenman Architects, Jonathan’s background is focused in 3D visual presentation and digital fabrication. Most recently, he has worked on a variety of civic, sports, education, healthcare, and institutional projects. While working on projects, Jonathan is also deeply engaged in strategic implementation of Moody Nolan’s long term aspirations.