my name is JOE MCNEILL. Please visit my website HERE.
while my ultimate goal is to work as an architect, i want this site to represent my many areas of interest. i truly believe in a cross-disciplinary approach to all facets of architecture, that which draws ideas from art, people, music, graphic design, travel, history, language and even those built environments that never had an architect associated with them.
i hope to immerse myself in a professional experience that will foster my growth as an architect and a life-long student.
i intend to work diligently at becoming a better designer, while always remembering my self-initiated values which include:
+ understanding craft as a tool but also an end result
+ minding context and the ever-changing societal patterns that drive design
+ using words and creating words to better the intent of a project
+ allowing the cross-disciplinary nature of architecture to infiltrate my life and the life of my work
+ super-imposing a lens of simplicity and function over all of my designs.
Joe's School Blog on Archinect:
David Thompson Architect, Charleston, SC, US, Intern Architect
Not Just Your Average Design // LLC, Charleston, SC, US, Graphic Designer
Millwork Artisans, LLC, Charleston, SC, US, Designer // Draftsman
Macy's, utility guy, carpenter
utility guy for interior designer at macy’s home store.
JMO Woodworks, carpenter
carpenter - custom woodwork + furniture, construction, millwork + cabinetry, design, installation + finishing
Goff-D'Antonio Associates, architectural intern
intern - basic cad work on CDs, feasibility studies, historical research, model building
Design Collective, Inc., summer intern
summer intern - CDs, historical research, model building
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US / Charleston, SC, US / Genoa, Italy, MArch, Architecture
College of Charleston, Bachelors, Historic Preservation + Community Planning
First Place in Research Poster Design, 1st Place
Voted on by faculty and professors at Clemson University during the Fall Semester of 2011. The poster was meant to inform and graphically show the semester-long research project done either individually or with a partner. My partner was Caitlin Ranson.
The research project was done on the local Bus system at Clemson University [the CAT Bus] and its campus-wide influence on students and transportation lifestyles. Specifically, it dealt with a particular user group, the design and architecture students within Lee Hall, so-called "proponents" of green design and alternative transportation methods.