Jonathan Cole is a founding principal of Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City, MO based architectural practice that specializes in the design and documentation of civic structures, multi-family housing, and sports facilities. He is from Pomona California and has interests in music, fashion, and automotive restoration. Cole has led design efforts on over fifteen minor league ballparks across the nation in the past twenty years. Jonathan has as strong respect for history as it relates to the built environment and feels it is important to preserve the evidence of past innovations.


Q: When did you first develop an interest in preservation?


A: I jokingly say that I’ve been 60 years old for the past 42 years of my life. As far back as I can remember I’ve had an appreciation for the past – I think it’s an inherited trait from my parents who have a very deep appreciation for diversity and culture.