Justin Park is native Texan, born in the West Texas city of San Angelo. He studied architecture as an undergraduate at Texas Tech University and moved to Dallas in 2005, where he started working for F&S Partners (now SmithGroup Dallas). In August of 2010 Justin started graduate school at the Tulane School of Architecture, in New Orleans, with an emphasis on community engagement and design/build strategies.
During his tenure at F&S Partners, Justin designed a winning entry for Dallas Arboretum's Ultimate Tree House Competition. He later coordinated and led the efforts to build the tree house on the Arboretum grounds. In addition to being a design team member of the Sports Recreation, Church and University Studios, Justin worked through all design phases on both large and small project types using CAD and BIM software. He later made a name for himself by creating graphic design elements for firm presentations, award submittals, RFQ submittals and any other major marketing effort.
Justin enjoys trying to master the art of cooking pizzas, quesadillas, and spaghetti. He and his wife are likely be found traveling or attending local festivals that offer local crafts, food and music. Justin's free time is usually spent analyzing the magic of Pixar films and other great cinema as well as collecting letter-pressed and silk screened “gig” posters. Justin also has a love affair with books and will find any excuse for making his own using print on demand publishers such as blurb and Magcloud.
Sterling Barnett Little, Inc., Arlington, TX, US, Project Coordinator
• Experience and talents are utilized in Architectural Design, Project Production / Coordination, Construction Administration and Presentation / Graphics.
Tulane City Center (TCC), New Orleans, LA, US, Graduate Assistant
• Aide in-need organizations throughout New Orleans with both design/build and graphic design skill sets.
• Work closely with community partners from around New Orleans to design and create projects that foster an increased sense of community and improve the quality of life in the city.
Multiview, Irving, TX, US, Graphic Designer
• Designed extensive catalog of banner and leaderboard advertisements for a wide variety of clients.
• Worked closely with a top design team to create imaginative, outside-the-box, marketing campaigns for national professional organizations.
SmithGroupJJR, Dallas, TX, US, Intern Architect
• Conceptualized, designed, and produced visually appealing, marketing-focused solutions that helped win industry awards and attract clients.
• Increased firm’s exposure by competing and winning local design competitions.
• Produced design options for key building features using a variety of media.
• Involved with firm’s extracurricular activities and community outreach.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture
At Tulane, Justin has been heavily involved with the Tulane City Center, the primary venue for outreach projects at the School of Architecture. One specific project that he is proud of is Project Ish. During that project, his main focus was on the design and construction of the butterfly roof. In the Fall of 2010, Justin helped found the School of Architecture Graduate Government. He became President of the graduate government after the organization became part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) in the Spring of 2011.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture
At Texas Tech University, Justin won three consecutive annual West Texas Chapter AIA Scholarships. In 2003, he was personally selected by Dean Andrew Vernooy to represent the College of Architecture as a student participant in Brian MacKay-Lyon's design/build workshop, Ghost.