Graduated from the Architectural Association in 1989 and gained professional experience working for David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton before establishing Sergison Bates architects in 1996.
The work of the practice has been extensively published and exhibited and many of their buildings have won awards. The practice has also won international recognition for ‘innovative developments in architecture’ (Erich Schelling Medal for Architecture) and architectural excellence (Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for Architecture) and was invited to participate in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008 and 2012.
Jonathan Sergison has taught at a number of schools of architecture, including the Architectural Association in London, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL), the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and the Harvard Graduate Design School. He has served on a number of international architectural competition juries and as external examiner at the University of Cambridge. Since 2008, he has been Professor of Architectural Design at the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland. In addition to his academic commitments, he lectures extensively both in the UK and abroad and writes regularly on architecture.