Jeff Goldstein is a Principal and founding partner at DIGSAU, a Philadelphia-based studio practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and environmental design. With a commitment to their core values of design excellence, experimentation, and attentiveness to the material culture, the firm’s work builds enthusiasm in others for the hard work of design required to create meaningful places that empower and inspire people to be more creative, productive, and fulfilled. Founded in 2007, the office operates as an open studio, with a staff of twenty individuals from diverse backgrounds. Since its inception, the firm has been recognized with thirty four state and local AIA awards and in 2013 was named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York. In a built environment where authenticity is increasingly scarce, their work focuses on Architecture’s capacity to communicate via its materials and explores innovative ways that the craft of building can connect people to the experience of place, history, and time.
Jeff is passionate about the relationship between people and their physical surroundings. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as Design Committee Co-Chair for the Community Design Collaborative, Jeff advocates for design excellence through pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations.