EVERY GREAT DESIGN STARTS WITH A GOOD STORY.
— John F Grimshaw. Founder JON International

HELLO

JON International is a team of commercial architects and design-thinkers from around the world. Our work is typically multi-skilled where we practice architecture, planning, interiors and innovation consulting. Most of our projects involve all of these disciplines with project experience in Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, UK & India.

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OUR HISTORY

JON International was established in 2010 by John F Grimshaw. John was previously a founding partner and design director of EI SA de CV having worked before as an associate with HOK Asia/Pacific Ltd on the design of many successful large scale commercial developments throughout South-East Asia.

We desire to do world class, simple yet effective work which stands the test of time. Timeless over the fashionable with a focus on great end-user experiences with a healthy owner profit margin. We strive to deliver our projects to give a successful longevity that exceeds market norms.
— John F Grimshaw. Founder JON International
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OUR CLIENTS

Our clients are dynamic decision makers in commercial and customer facing businesses from institutional investors through to family developers and individual entrepreneurs. Our work is always strategically driven but creatively led with a passion for innovation. Most of our clients find us by "word of mouth" via the referral of a peer usually someone we have previously worked with.

"Do what you do so well that people can't resist telling others about you."

Walt Disney.

OUR APPROACH

Each project is approached in a way that best suits its needs. As a design-thinking firm we seek to combine the analytical with the emotional with all our proposals rationalized through an insightful logic. We talk in simple terms with a distain for jargon and are happy to ask the dumb questions that others avoid. We are comfortable with the development of a "big idea" as we are with innovating from within the box.

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Design Thinking

"The essential ability to combine empathy, creativity and rationality to meet user needs and drive business success."

OUR WORK

We work principally in office, mixed-use residential and hospitality design on larger scale projects, we are also often involved in project audit services for clients seeking a fresh eye and perspective on their commercial design proposals. We are happy to provide our thoughts and recommendations based on an impartial "fit for purpose" and "proof of concept" design review.

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"Likes define great design."

John F Grimshaw - JON Founder | Design Principal

OUR PROCESS

Developing our design strategies within a framework of established local culture enables innovation to emerge. We use a combination of new methodologies and technologies to build upon strong regional foundations.

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Peter Drucker.

Our toolkit for design innovation includes:

  • STORYTELLING
  • JOURNEY MAPPING
  • MIND MAPPING
  • PROTOTYPING
  • ROLE PLAY
  • NUMBER CRUNCING
  • 3D PRINTING
  • INFOGRAPHICS
  • ANIMATIONS
  • MODEL MAKING
  • VIRTUAL REALITY
  • AUGMENTED REALITY

and of course SIMPLY LISTENING.

OUR GREEN CREDENTIALS

Environmental sustainability is a key driver for the design of our projects. We have an extensive knowledge of the LEED design and certification process which is championed by John who is an  experienced LEED Accredited Professional.

"The only way you can predict our future is to build it."

Alan Kay

 
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