Personal Greeting Jason Lee Larrison, AIA

J.S. Held, LLC

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J.S. Held, LLC
Indianapolis, IN


Jason Larrison, AIA, is an architect and servant. A senior project manager at CORE Planning Strategies, Jason helps the firm’s public clients transform their organizations and communities while meeting their project goals. Prior to joining CORE in 2018, he served the citizens of Indianapolis as a public architect for 18 years. Because of his service and leadership, the Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) presented him with the 2016 Edward D. Pierre Award for Service to the Architectural Profession and the 2015 Young Architects Award.

Jason was appointed Director of the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement in January 2016. Together with Mayor Joseph Hogsett, the Department was transformed into the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services with the intent of becoming more than a regulatory agency. Business and Neighborhood Services is charged with encouraging and enhancing construction, business, and neighborhood activities. The Department is involved in business licensing, housing development, neighborhood nuisance abatement, and commercial development. His work at the City led to his naming to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list in 2017.

Prior to his appointment, Jason served as State Architect for Indiana where he was responsible for the building design and construction contracts for state agencies and provided oversight for thousands of buildings and millions of acres of state-owned property. His design works include the Veterans Memorial Plaza and the Observation Level of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, both in Indianapolis. He also led the restoration of Victory, a 38’ tall bronze sculpture that sits on Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

Jason had previously worked for the City of Indianapolis. He was Administrator of the Bureau of Construction Services for the Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement. During his tenure, he led a multi-discipline team responsible for the safety of 1.5 million square feet of construction related to Super Bowl XLVI, the renovation and restoration of Pan Am Plaza, and the inspection and repair of 125 homes damaged or destroyed by an explosion in the Richmond Hill neighborhood.

Jason is frequently engaged with the public. He has testified before legislature, presented to multiple city and state commissions, written for the Indianapolis Star, and appeared on local television and radio programs. He is involved in city planning, neighborhood design, historic preservation, and urban transportation.

Jason is a native of Columbus, Indiana. He is a graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. He and his family have resided in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis since 2001.