Jon joins Charcoalblue from Arup where he was Digital Engineer and BIM Coordinator. With 6 years’ experience within the building services design industry Jon has an intimate knowledge of MEP building systems and BIM standards. Prior to this Jon worked as a draughtsperson for Cardiff Theatrical Services, as well as a rigger and set builder for Bristol Old Vic, before moving into buildings services as a Residential Design Estimator for a ventilation manufacturer in South Wales.
Jon’s background in theatre, the arts and teaching has enabled him to excel at creating and developing training courses for his previous employer that he delivered to offices across the UK. Jon has advanced his MEP skills working on worldwide projects and through training on a wide variety of software including Revit, Navisworks, Revizto, AutoCAD, Dynamo, Bluebeam and Office 360.
If you were to establish your own venue, what would you call it?
The Eolian. If you get the reference, we should probably talk about book 3 😃
… and what would that venue specialize in? Dance, live music, theatre…?
Live music of all kinds; small, innovative, and creative performances. And the finest spirits from across Temerant, of course.
What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?
Lighting. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just something to define the space and shift the mindset of the viewer into that almost mystical excitement as they await the unknown. A sense of heritage and history is always nice too – of so many others, often greats, having performed there in days gone by.
What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?
It’s been in my blood since before I can remember, however experiencing Faust by Punchdrunk during my first year at university was a bit of a life changing moment that reaffirmed my choices up until that point!