Susan Jones, FAIA, founded atelierjones in 2003. atelierjones seeks out sites, buildings and materials with inherent, but underutilized value—to harvest their embodied energy, their catalytic power for owners and communities, their beauty. Jone's work creates delight and wonder in leftover, dirty, forgotten places and spaces, and materials, creating new uses in innovative and beautiful ways. atelierjones has forged this crossdisciplinary approach through embracing methodologies mined from sustainability and materials research, from historic preservation and adaptive reuse movements, real estate development as well as community activism. Jones will present "emerging design territories: production, performance, the hypernatural in mass timber". The firm's work has been recognized by numerous national, regional and local design awards, and been published nationally and internationally. Susan and her staff leverage their design talents, leading and collaborating with multiple arts non-profit organizations across the Pacific Northwest, including, Architects without Borders, Suyama Space, Arcade and Alley Cat Acres, among others. Licensed in over 15 states, Susan has taught at the University of Washington since 1991, been a visiting design critic at numerous national universities, and is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of the Built Environments, University of Washington and is LEED BD+C accredited.