Josiah Haskell

Josiah Haskell

Northwest Colorado



I am interested all things authentic. This interest formed at an early age in Northwest Colorado, where I explored the raw realities of the mountains. The landscapes of this region are rich with textures, sounds, and systems which are so truthful that they can only be understood through experience.

My approach to architecture springs from this idea. 

I believe that, much like exploring the mountains, experiencing cultural and regional landscapes creates an intuition of "place"- a mindset where authentic architectural responses can take hold.

Josiah Haskell 


Vertical Arts Architecture, Steamboat Springs, CO, US, Revit Specialist

Jul 2013 - current

Spiegel and Son, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, US, Painter/Carpenter

__gained experience with both interior and exterior wood finishes, including high-grade furniture finishes

__applied industrial steel finishes

__acquired on-site experience with local contractors, including working off scaffolding and on roofs

__designed and re-construction a water damaged roof deck structure on a custom home

__gained experience with waterproofing systems in a harsh winter climate zone

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

La Tablita, Rocha, UY, ranch worker/designer

__performed ranch work, including building fences and cultivating wind breaks of trees

__designed a series of beach houses to be built on the property, featuring a modular system of eucalyptus lumber and shipping containers

Nov 2011 - Mar 2012

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

__taught hand-drawing skills to first year architecture students

__selected for position by distinguished professor

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Central Electric, Steamboat Springs, CO, US, Apprentice Electrician

__worked construction on a large multi-family residential project

__performed industrial electrical work at a power plant

May 2008 - Aug 2009

David Johnston Architects, Aspen, CO, US, Intern Architect

__developed schematic designs for custom homes

__detailed stairs for construction documents

__verified existing conditions for land use analysis of site redevelopment projects

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Brad's Electrical Service, Inc, New Castle, CO, US, Apprentice Electrician

__worked construction on a school project

__performed industrial electrical work on gas rigs

Jun 2005 - Aug 2006


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

__earned a five-year professional degree in an NAAB accredited program

__architecture course subjects included:
design studios,
building technology,
drawing + computational design,
architectural history,
social responsibility + human factors

__university elective courses included:
Mandarin Chinese,
American history,
sculptural welding,
design + construction

__strengthened my design skillset in a studio-based curriculum

__acquired a base of knowledge in passive and active building systems and performance

Aug 2006 - May 2011

Brent International School, Manila, Philippines, High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

__earned 36 our of 45 in a competitive two-year IB diploma program

__higher level courses:
Visual Art (6/7)
History (6/7)
English (5/7)
Physics (5/7)

__standard level courses:
Mandarin Chinese (5/7)
Math (6/7)

__completed extended essay in art, with emphasis on architecture (3/3)

__gained experience with many cultures

Aug 2001 - May 2006


2011-12 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award, Award

__PROFESSOR | John Folan

__PROJECT | ReVAMP : Residential Vacancy Adjacency Modification Program

__JUROR COMMENTS | "This project demonstrates much careful and comprehensive analyses and "dissection" – even using BIM for analyses is smart. By focusing on infill in a way that is integrative to the existing physical/social/environmental infrastructure, the project demonstrates practice of sustainable architecture and development. This clear submission dealt with complex issues, had solid goals, and did a fantastic job in presenting the information. It was evident from the submission on how the course provided a range learning opportunities, including connecting with local organizations relevant to housing production."


The Burdett Assistantship | Fourth-Year Design Awards, Award

__selected out of fifteen students invited to participate in design awards competition

__received $5000 grant merited by design excellence

__used funds to travel to Nepal to research for my thesis project


Epic Metals Competition, 3rd Place

__received $1000 prize for our two person team (with Giacomo Tinari)

__designed a water filtration and research center showcasing the versatility of metal decking systems manufactured by Epic Metals


Areas of Specialization 


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