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Henry Jackson - Architect, Catalyst Design + Build, Inc., Stanford University
"I am the artist of my life. I sculpt myself from what I've been given and what I discover."
I am married and a father.
I am an architect living in Palo Alto California. My design philosophy is user centered, with a discovery dialog as a core element in the development of inspired and personally tailored solutions. The discovery process is a shared experience between my co-designers (clients) and myself, each contributing their engagement in an open investigation that includes sharing of narratives, images, and observations.
My company, Catalyst Design + Build Inc. , is a general contracting firm in Palo Alto, providing an integrated design - construction solution for my clients. The combination of designer and builder references the traditional Master Builder role in residential construction and combined with the user centered design process, provides opportunities for continued discovery and refinement in the building phase.
I have participated as faculty at Stanford University in the DOE sponsored Solar Decathlon class and Summer internship program. Working with and coaching brilliant designers with fresh ideas has been one of the joys of my life. I've also participated in numerous product design crits in the d.school; always inspiring and rewarding.
My personal creative life also includes fine arts painting, investigating through the vehicle of abstract expressionism. I've also done some work in furniture building.
I'm generally an inquisitive and action oriented personality. Discovery is my leading edge.