James F. Kerestes [RA, LEED AP BD+C] is the founder and principal of blok+WERK studio, an interdisciplinary research lab in the field of architecture and design.
James has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Architecture degree from Pratt Institute. He has taught digital media and emergent technologies at Pratt Institute, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania. From 2013-2015, James was the Design Innovation Fellow at the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the Ball State Department of Architecture.
In addition to academia, James is a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania and has been working professionally in the Philadelphia area since 2003.