In high school, Jason Maringola interned with architect Maria Decosimo every summer for three years. She taught him how to think about design beyond paper, and the rest, you could say, is history. He studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where he was introduced to the world of hospitality. An internship at ICRAVE led to his first job at Riscala Agnese Design. “Both firms taught me how to think beyond the norm of what is expected,” he says. From there, he was hired by New York-based residential architecture and interior design firm Rosenberg Kolb Architects, followed by a stint at SOSH Architects “where I found my true voice as a designer and built confidence in my skills,” he explains. “That was a turning point in my career because confidence in the design profession is what steers our clients to feel comfortable and trust in our vision.” His tenure at Streetsense in Washington, DC has solidified his love of hospitality.
Here, Maringola talks about designing food halls, being a team player, and sharing a meal with Anthony Bourdain.BACK TO LATEST