Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Jeffrey earned his M.Arch degree from the University of Illinois with a specialization in building structures. Post graduation, Jeffrey worked as a structural designer in Chicago on a wide variety of types ranging from high-rise to residential.
In 2007, Jeffrey rejoined the University of Illinois as an adjunct professor where he taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in structures as well as design studios. He also spent several years teaching abroad in Paris, Versailles, and Barcelona.
Jeffrey joined Jefferson in 2016 and serves as the coordinator for the structures curriculum and additionally teaches third year design studio. His research interests center around the overlap of structural and architectural design, specifically looking at emerging workflows, such as parametric modeling, and how they are influencing the design industry.