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Justin Ackerman

Justin Ackerman

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

My diverse history has provided me with a solid technical foundation and a general knowledge of the design and construction industry. I have a bachelors in landscape architecture and I worked as a landscape architect in Denver for two years before moving to the bay area to get my masters in architecture. After graduating in 2010 I began work for an extremely fast paced interiors firm here in the city. Studio O+A gave me an opportunity to work on many different aspects of projects and on all phases of the construction process. Most recently I have had the great opportunity to work with the design firm Rebar. While at Rebar I was given the opportunity to manage exciting projects and to work closely with city agencies to develop new programs and opportunities for future urban space.

I have an advanced understanding of architecture and landscape architecture - from both technical and conceptual perspectives - and am interested in how the two professions can benefit human interaction in the urban environment.

I am currently working on getting my license in architecture and am excited to learn from experienced and talented professionals throughout this process.  I am currently working as a contracted employee with Studio O+A and look forward to finding more full time employment. 

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Employment 

Rebar Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate Designer

Manages small projects from concept development to implementation. Very conceptually based and worked closely with clients, city and federal agencies to push projects to the next level. Projects were more design-build based. Iterative design practices were used to test different physical and social scenarios before installation.

Jul 2012 - current
 

Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Worked on all aspects of projects from concept development to preparation of construction documents, permitting and construction administration.

Jan 2011 - current
 

DHM Design, Denver, CO, US, Landscape Architect

Worked with a small design team as support staff. Was able to participate in design exercises. Developed construction documents and saw construction administration through for large commercial and residential developments and parks.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, MArch

Focused mostly on how to merge the landscape and the built environment. Found out that the merging of the two can create very interesting urban environments. My thesis study focused mostly on an urban design scheme for San Francisco. I categorized different unused and/or under-productive spaces in the city and came up with ways to repurpose the sites to improve local economies and cultures. Each space was meant to be branded and re-introduced into the urban fabric to become a system of productive and accessible space for all users.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architect

The program was small, which allowed us to gain great relationships with the faculty. They were easily approachable and able to nurture our individual goals. I chose to focus more on urban and social design. Interested in ways that the environment could influence how people interact with each other within built space.

Oct 2000 - Jul 2005
 

Awards 

Gold Nugget Merit Award, Award

Awarded for a design build that I participated in in graduate school. The concept was to develop a customizable backyard pavilion that was easily fabricated and de-installed for two people with a drill and a hammer. We built a prototype for a client in Mill Valley, CA.

2011
 

AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential 2010, Award

Awarded an exceptional residential award for a design build that I participated in in graduate school. The concept was to develop a customizable backyard pavilion that was easily fabricated and de-installed for two people with a drill and a hammer. We built a prototype for a client in Mill Valley, CA.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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