Griffiths directs the PLAIN Design-Build architectural collective that offers experienced-based architectural education in the master of Architecture Program at UNL.
Jason has coordinated the design, construction and installation of BLIND beginning in 2021. The project combines innovative forms of timber construction and focuses on the use of regionally harvested timber. Funded by grants from USDA, NFS and Timberlyne, the project will provide a low-carbon solution based on whole tree usage.
PLAIN promotes all types of timber construction, ranging from advanced forms of engineered lumber to small-scale forestry and local fabrication. Renewable resources include undesirable trees discarded by insect borer infestations or the by-product of forest fire fuel mitigation. PLAIN's projects support material flows that sequester carbon and reduce the embodied energy of construction. PLAIN's buildings establish circular economies by learning from vernacular forms of architecture and regional forestry ecosystems. PLAIN empowers students through a co-creative educational model of experienced-based learning and hands-on construction.