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Joseph Osborne

Joseph Osborne

Jacksonville, FL, US

 

About 

Born and raised in Charlotte, NC Joseph went on to pursue architecture at UNCC’s College of Architecture During architecture school I could always be found in studio or the shop, were I development a love for fine woodworking. After finishing a B. Arch at UNCC,  I went on to complete a MFA in Furniture Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, were I focused on sustainability, materials and fabrication.  I have a wide range of experience in architectural detailing, program development, sustainable material evaluation, and space planning and programming. When outside the shop and studio I enjoy movies, running, and baseball with friends.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Shop Monitor

Assisted instructor and students in design solutions for fabrication, safe machine operation, demos, material knowledge, processes, shop maintenance, laser cutter operation, and supervision of over 60 students in off hours shop operations.

Oct 2009 - May 2011
 

University of North Carolina, Shop Monitor

Assisted instructor and students in design solutions for fabrication, safe machine operation, demos, material knowledge, processes, shop maintenance, and supervision of over 20 students in off hours shop operations.

Aug 2007 - May 2009
 

Humphreys and Partners Architects, Summer Intern Architect

Experience in design development, construction documents, and details of large-scale multiuse residential projects.

May 2006 - Aug 2007
 

Paramount’s Carowinds, Charlotte NC, Area Manager

Seasonal employee that progressed through the ranks developing managerial and operations experience with P& L responsibility. Daily supervision of 30 line employees, and 8 middle managers.

-- Area Manager for all park Ride Photo locations
-- Operations of games area and merchandise locations as team leader
-- Performed behavioral interviews for new staff hires plus sales & register training

Mar 1999 - May 2005
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Masters, MFA Furniture Design

MFA - Furniture Design, 2011 – Summa Cum Laude
Thesis: “The Green Age Zeitgeist: Shifting Manufacturing & Material Technology to the Furniture Industry – Biocomposites”

Focus in Sustainability, Materials & Fabrication
Selected for SCAD & Italian Trade Commission Trip to 2010 Milan Furniture Fair

Sponsored Studios:
Kessler Collection of Boutique Hotels - Adaptive Reuse for Furniture
Corian - CH Briggs Supplier, Exploring Material for Public Seating

Developed new computer and fabrication skills:
-- Solid Works, Revit, Hyper Shot, Key Shot, Rhino, Basic 3D Studio Max
-- Woodworker, fine furniture fabrication, wood bending, and construction trades
-- Metal Working, mill, metal lathe, sheet metal, and MIG & TIG welding
-- Composites & Plastics materials and fabrication

Oct 2009 - Oct 2011
 

University of North Carolina, BArch, Architecture

Bachelors of Architecture, 2009 – Cum Laude

Developed Comprehensive Architecture Project (CAP):

2009 UNCC Faculty Award for 5th Yr. Thesis - History & Theory

“Cultural and Political Understanding Through Architecture: A North Korean Embassy in Washington D.C.”

Aug 2008 - May 2009
 

University of North Carolina, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors of Arts in Architecture, 2008 – Cum Laude

Summer Study Abroad Rome, Italy 2007

Developed advanced understanding of construction detailing and program development.
Semester with Habitat for Humanity, with additional volunteering
Community work after Katrina, Turkey Creek & Biloxi Mississippi

Developed new computer and fabrication skills:
-- Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite,
-- Woodworker, fine furniture fabrication, wood bending, and construction trades

Aug 2004 - May 2008
 

Awards 

Exhibitor - Furniture Revolution Gallery, 2011 Neocon World Trade Fair Chicago, IL, Other

Selected for student submission of built pieces of furniture to be displayed in the Furniture Revolution Gallery at 2011 Neocon World Trade Fair in Chicago, IL. Booth sponsored by Herman Miller.

2011
 

Presenter - Furniture Design Summit, Savannah, GA, Other

Selected from graduate students to present MFA thesis to Furniture Design Summit

Furniture Design Summit 2011: Re-Defining American Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design's furniture design department will host the first-ever university-sponsored furniture industry conference, "Furniture Design Summit 2011: Re-Defining American Design," May 9-10 at SCAD Savannah. The American Society of Furniture Designers and Metropolis magazine are partnering with SCAD for the summit.

The goal of "Furniture Design Summit 2011: Re-Defining American Design" is to establish the first summit focused on bringing designers and manufacturers together to discuss the present and future of the furniture industry. "SCAD is proud to bring to Savannah cutting-edge thinkers to exchange ideas and plan for the future of this multi-million dollar industry," said Antonio Larosa, chair of SCAD's furniture design department.

2011
 

School of Buidling Arts Dean’s Award, SCAD, Award

This award represents appreciation for the hard work, commitment, enthusiasm and professional attitude you have demonstrated as a graduate student at SCAD.

2011
 

Selected for SCAD & Italian Trade Commission Trip to 2010 Milan Furniture Fair, Other

In 2010, J. Ryan Osborne was among a group of furniture design students selected to attend the Milan Furniture Fair. During the trip to Italy, SCAD students toured the studios of world-renowned furniture designers Alessandro Mendini and Achille Castiglioni and participated in a workshop with Bruno Rainaldi. Visited renowned furniture manufacturing city of Meda, Italy with a private tour of Cassina.

2010
 

2010 24e Furniture Design Awards, 2nd Place

Feild of SCAD furniture design students present pieces of furniture.

The panel of judges was comprised of 15 judges from the industry, press and other community around Savannah. The judging was based on personal taste, creativity and originality.

2010
 

UNCC Faculty Award for 5th Yr. Thesis - History & Theory, Award

Voted on by the faculty of UNCC School of Architecture.

Award given to the Comprehensive Architecture Project (CAP) with superior development of history and theory of a 5th yr project.

5th Yr. Thesis: “Cultural and Political Understanding Through Architecture: A North Korean Embassy in Washington D.C.” Unmasking

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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