Griffin - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Jennifer Griffin


University of Notre Dame
Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Architecture


Jennifer Griffin is an architect, urban designer, and founding principal of J Griffin Design, LLC. She has worked in the US, Europe, and Central America on a variety of projects, from small-scale renovations and additions of historic structures, to mixed-use urban infill projects, to master plans at both the neighborhood and regional scales. Her work has received both national and international accolades, including four Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards as well as an Award of Excellence in Urban Design from the global organization INTBAU.

At its core, Jennifer’s work is rooted in a deep understanding of the relationship between the built environment and human flourishing, striving to create places and spaces that support our ability to live well in community with each other. In addition, Jennifer has conducted research and written specifically on the topic of family-friendly cities, highlighting strategies for building cities where families with children from all economic backgrounds can thrive. Jennifer has lectured throughout the US, and has served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oklahoma, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.

Professional Credentials

Licensed Architect, State of Oklahoma (2017-present).

NCARB Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (2017-present).

Member, Congress for New Urbanism (2011-present).

Trustee, City of Tulsa Parking Authority (2017-present).

Member, City of Tulsa Affordable Housing Coalition Advisory Committee (2019-present).

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Boston University Historical Society’s Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs Project Grant | primary team member | $200,000 | 2012-2014 with Philip Bess of the University of Notre Dame


Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award (2011, 2013)

Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award of Merit (2014, 2015)

Congress for New Urbanism Illinois Charter Award (2013)

International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture, and Urbanism (INTBAU) World Congress Excellence Award in Urban Design (2016)