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Dijon Jones

Dijon Jones

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon’s Master of Architecture program and am interested in a position that will allow me to combine my passion for urban revitalization and sustainable design. I believe that my experience as a student and professional has given me the tools and ability to be a strong addition to a collaborative design effort.

At the University of Oregon I worked towards the development of a community design concentration within the school of architecture. Many of my graduate design projects focused on place making through comprehensive design. An example would be my terminal studio project, which focused on the programming and design of a contemporary production facility in Uptown, Portland. Inspired by the reality that “e-waste” is one of America’s fastest growing waste streams, the project combined educational programs with a facility to recycle and re-engineer e-waste. The concept was to distribute the program along both side of the intersecting street and use the hearth of the building, it’s library, to connect the two facilities. The project demonstrates architecture’s ability to organize and repair an urban fabric by introducing building mass and street walls to create a pedestrian oriented right of way.

Prior to my gradate education, I spent three years as an assistant project manager in USFʼs Office of Project Management. Working in project management exposed me to a different side of architecture by allowing me to experience the development of projects from concept to completion from an owner/client perspective. As a project manager, I represented the University when working with contractors, architects and vendors on campus projects. My responsibilities included conducting feasibility studies, coordinating design development and managing the project throughout construction. Immediately after receiving my graduate degree, I began working in the City of Eugene’s Department of Development as an urban designer. I am currently developing streetscape standards for Eugene’s downtown core as member of the Downtown Place-Making team.

I have spent the last three years developing my representation skills and am capable of using a variety of medias to produce renderings, sketches and diagrams that represent a projects intended atmosphere and overarching theme. I possess of a full range of graphic abilities and am competent in Sketch-Up and proficient in Creative Suite, Revit, AutoCAD and Vectorworks.

Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss employment with you in the future.

Employment 

Rossi Residence Remodel, San Anselmo, California, Freelance Draftsmen

• Produced SD and DD documents

Jan 2013 - current
 

Development Division, City of Eugene, Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Urban Designer

•Developed streetscape standards for Eugene’s downtown core
•The streetscape standards will guide development on Eugene’s network of “Great Streets” and positively impact the economic, social, and environmental performance of Eugene’s downtown core.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Planning and Development Division, City of Eugene, Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Urban Design Intern

• Illustrated changes to single-family home code amendments
• Prepared an impact study documenting parking and buildings in conflict with an expanded pedestrian right of way

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
 

CAS Architects, Mountain View, California, Intern Architect

• Performed site and building surveys
• Attended in-house QA drawing reviews and City agency meetings
• Maintained architectural finish and furniture libraries

Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
 

University of San Francisco Office of Project Management, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager/ Intern Architect

• Assisted lead project managers in all phases of renovation and new construction projects
• Produced building as-builds to reflect design changes over a 15-year period

May 2005 - Oct 2010
 

Church of Christ in Berkeley, Berkeley, California, Freelance Renovation Coordinator

• Managed project from initiation, SD, DD and through to approval with the City of Berkeley

Aug 2006 - Oct 2008
 

Topher Delaney, San Francisco, California, Intern Architect

• Built conceptual models and assisted in computer aided drafting

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Masters, Architecture

At the University of Oregon I have worked towards the development of a community revitalization concentration within the school of architecture.

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
 

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Community Design

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
 

Awards 

Bartholomew Scholarship, Scholarship

2012
 

David Lung Design Award, Award

2012
 

William S. Bennett Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Mel Streeter Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

Luminaire Design Competition Winner, 1st Place

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 



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