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Ben Juckes

Ben Juckes

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I have recently graduated with a masters in architecture with high distinction and currently teaching at the University of Western Australia and working on 'Augmented Australia', the australian exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2014, with the creative directors felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad.

My interests lie between a mixture of design fields; architecture, furniture, sculpture, film, photography and animation. 

Throughout my degrees I have studied at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. + University of Arizona, USA. Gaining work experience internationally as well as in Australia.

This year following my independent design research project 'A Funerary Paradigm' I was nominated for the RIBA presidents medal. And received 2nd place in a national competition for the AIA Colour Bond Steel Student biennale National Design Awards.

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

FELIX., Perth W.A, Designer / Graduate Architect

+ Venice Biennale 2014
+ Competitions
+ Conceptual Design, Planning, Drawings, Diagrams, Renders
+ Animations
+ Visualizations
+ App Design Development

Dec 2012 - current
 

University of Western Australia, Perth, Sessional Staff Member

+ 1st yr Studio Coordinator ‘Archiphyte’
+ 1st yr Techniques in Visualisation Tutor
+ 2nd yr Future Making (Lecturer/ Tutor)
+ 2nd yr Design Communications (Tutor)
+ 4+5 th yr Studio Coordinator ‘Neuroscience’
+ 5th yr Advanced Computing (Tutor)
+ (all yrs) HUB Workshop Tutor Rhino + Grasshopper

Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
 

Kanner Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

+Physical + Digital Model Maker
+ 3d Visualisation

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

University of Western Australia, Perth, MArch, Architecture

Mar 2011 - Jul 2013
 

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture - Exchange Program

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
 

University of Western Australia, Perth, BArch, Architecture

Mar 2008 - Dec 2010
 

Awards 

AAA Colourbond Student Biennale, 2nd Place

Jury citation

" The strength of Ben Juckes’s A Funerary Paradigm lies in its atmospheric, tectonic and material qualities. The concept rigorously negotiates notions of the contemporary cemetery with changing notions of death and sustainable development in a coastal ecosystem.

Structured around a processional experience, Juckes’s scheme crafts an architectural narrative out of ritual and creates a powerful tension between anonymous, personal and collective experiences. The architecture invites the viewer to partake in a journey of discovery, slowly revealing the layers, intricacies and complexities of death."

2014
 

Cohan Medal, Nomination

2014
 
2014
 

Super Studio AIA, Other

- State winners
- National Finalist

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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