I'm Jake, an architect and designer. I work primarily with digital media, but nothing is more fulfilling than bringing designs to life through the act of making.
In the past year I have been busy. I visited roughly 24 cities, in 15 different countries. Last semester I studied abroad in Rome and traveled throughout Europe, and before that I briefly studied architecture in China.
I currently work at Corgan Associates Inc. In Dallas as an Architectural Intern, where I am pursuing my architectural licensure and fulfillment of IDP.
Corgan Associates Inc., Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern
ISU College of Design Print Lab, Ames, IA, US, Lab Monitor
Managed the printing process for the College of Design students. Responsible for troubleshooting computer problems. Worked with several different kinds of equipment and media: plotters, wide-format, photo printing, 3D printers, and laser-cutting.
ASK Studio, Des Moines, IA, US, Intern Architect
Corinthian Gardens Shelter (Des Moines, IA)
Responsible for the schematic design, design development, and construction documents for a small shelter to be placed outside a housing complex. Worked on project from the start to finish under the guidance of Brent Schipper and a fellow intern, Justin Wang.
Silver Oaks Housing Complex (Des Moines, IA)
Responsible for the schematic design of a fully accessible housing complex. 5 varying types of units were created according to size and ability of the intended occupants.
Osthus Residence Addition (West Des Moines, IA)
Responsible for the schematic design and design development of a 1,000SF addition and renovation to the Osthus residence. Produced renderings and 3D models.
Prepared graphics, images, and renderings for client meetings and presentations as well as for competition submissions and the ASK Studio website. Assembled award and project submittals for the AIA Iowa, AIA Central States Region, and Builder’s Choice Awards.
Worked on projects throughout the schematic design and design development phase. Including the Corinthian Gardens Shelter, Home. Inc. Community Housing, Silver Oak Housing Complex, Sunnyhill Kitchen Renovation, Waverly High-School Repurposing, Osthus Residence Addition, Meskwaki Travel Plaza, West Heights Housing Complex, and the F.O. Eagles Building Restoration. Also assisted in the construction and design of the ASK Studio Office Building.
Assisted project architects is punch-lists, site visits, and documentation of projects
Rick Welte Construction, Sioux City, IA, US, Construction Laborer
Gained construction expierience primarily with framing, sheathing, and Lite-From construction. Built the Larson residence, garage, and foundation. Installed lighting fixtures, floors, and cabinets at other small-scale installations sites.
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, Second Major in Environmental Studies, Minor in Digital Media
Graduation May 2013
Iowa State University Rome Program (January 2012 - May 2012)
Italian Studies and Architecture
Architecture study abroad program in Rome, Italy during the spring semester of the 4th year. The curriculum included studio courses, collaborative studio courses with Italian students, and studies in Italian history and culture. Led by Karen Bermann, Cal Lewis, and Francesco Mancini.
Iowa State University China Program (May 2011)
Chinese Studies and Architecture
Two week study abroad program in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, etc.) focused primarily on traditional and modern Chinese culture. Led by Paul Shao.
CSI Competition Finalist, Award
Competition for the comprehensive design of a Symphony Center. Located in Boston, the facility needed to house a 1,200 seat concert hall and a 300 seat experimental hall. Supporting space were to be integrated accordingly. The competition was amongst the 5th year ISU professional degree students and ISU graduate students. 10 team finalists were selected. Awards were given by the CSI Jury, or The Construction Specifications Institute of Central Iowa.
Heery Scholarship, Scholarship
Award given to 5th year Architecture students based upon academic and portfolio excellence
BWBR Compeition, Award
Competition for the design of a multistory housing block in New York City. 20 semi-finalists were selected from the third year architecture class at Iowa State, and the winner was selected by the BWBR Architects.
Jeffery J. Pilling Scholarship, Scholarship
Travel Scholarship for the Iowa State University Rome Program. Selected on the basis of academic excellence.
DMRC Boathouse Competiton, 1st Place
Competition for the design of a new rowing boathouse for the Des Moines Rowing Club, DMRC. 11 finalists were selected from the second year architecture class at Iowa State, and the winner was selected by the DMRC Boathouse committee.