JODIE BASS, FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL
Jodie Bass is a multi-faceted architectural designer and entrepreneur driven by positive social engagement and collaboration. In 2015 she founded Soul Proprietorship to pursue community-minded creative development. Current projects are underway in Louisville Kentucky; previous work spanned both coasts, from Los Angeles to New York, with future sites set in the Caribbean.
Exploring the nexus of design and sustainability through "Soul Prop", she also heads a satellite of small business pursuits, incorporating an ever-expanding range of expertise. These diverse interests can be traced within the greater body of her work. Healthy agriculture, mindful urban development, and restoration continue to guide and inform her design. Essential to this, is a deep respect for the transformative power of travel to enrich all lives, and a commitment to ethically harness new possibilities in rental and tourism markets.
Jodie has participated in natural building workshops around the world. She is certified in mushroom identification and foraging, and interested in advancing research in fungi and wild foods, to include applications in mycroremediation and product development. Mad for Mushrooms encompasses these directives, and offers a shared learning platform through social media.
She is inspired by creative individuals, and harnesses writing and the art of interview to engage this curiosity. Publications include Dwell, Invade, and the Oxford American.
She holds a Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture architecture, and a Masters of Arts from New York University. With a background in non-profit work, and over fifteen years experience as freelance and exhibition designer in the museum world, the projects included herein are only some of the the wide ranging creative pursuits to which she has led and contributed.