Nineteen years ago, Jonah founded the design firm NEEDBASED Inc. Based in Santa Fe, NM. The firm is recognized as an industry leader in resilient high-performance building design, earned through advanced knowledge and demonstrated by the successful completion of projects. From LEED for Homes Pilot projects to the first generation of Passivhaus Consultants trained in North America, Jonah’s passion has been the advancement of socially equitable housing solutions for the underserved.
Currently the firm’s work on micro & incremental housing development of prefabricated passive house homes has taken center stage and is being used in multi-family, cluster, and remote projects throughout the US and Canada. Jonah’s work has won nationally recognized awards for sustainability and is consistently featured in print for advancing the field of resilient architecture. Jonah continues to passionately innovate architectural solutions to our complex environmental and social needs.