Jonathan Boelkins is an architect, teacher, and writer. He joined the faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas as a clinical assistant professor in 2015, where he serves as the architect licensing advisor, exhibitions coordinator, and owner’s representative for a new $15 million fabrication facility. Previously, he was the studio director at the acclaimed design firm of Marlon Blackwell Architects where he led numerous award-winning projects including the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, and Shelby Farms Park—all AIA Honor Award winners. With 15 years of experience as a practicing architect, Boelkins now maintains his own award-winning firm, Jonathan Boelkins Architect. He completed his master’s degree as a Danforth Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis in advanced architectural design, holds a degree in business administration, and is a licensed commercial pilot.