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David Pearson

David Pearson

Southern California

 

About 

Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Woodbury University School of Architecture, Adjunct Professor

Graduate level design studio and undergraduate thesis
Design communication/digital representation & parametric tools

Aug 2015 - current
 

Pearson Byun, Director

Entity formed to collaborate on a 20 unit law student housing project in West Africa.

Jul 2015 - current
 

Harvard iLab, Boston, Resident VIP

Research effort into the decentralization of water treatment infrastructure based at Harvard’s iLab with support from the university and the City of Boston’s New Urban Mechanics Group.

Oct 2014 - Jul 2015
 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant / Blogger

Assisted Michael Maltzan, Mia Lehrer, Neil Leach, and Alison Hirsch.

Jan 2014 - Jan 2015
 

Gensler, Boston, MA, US, Job Captain | Designer

Projects at all scales from test-fits to ground up core and shell buildings and campus repositioning.
Developed SD-CD drawing sets under a Project Manager working predominately in Revit
- San Jose, Costa Rica: SD proposals for mixed-use development
- Tech Park, Bedford, MA: Tech campus repositioning & site design; (SD-DD)
- Air Rights Tower, Newton, MA: Vestibule & lobby (DD-CD)
- Fidelity Chairman Headquarters, Salem, NH: highly iterative SD process.
- Various TI’s, Interior Fit-Outs and Campus Repositions

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, Adjunct Professor

College of Architecture, Design & Construction Management
Teaching the fundamentals of ideation, design & representation through drawing, diagramming, sketching, and modeling to 1st year 4+1 M-Arch students.
Conversation with Andrew Payne to be published in 2014 Wentworth Architecture Review

Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
 

OP.en, SDNYLON-BOS, Co-Founder | Designer

- Finalists in the 2012 OnePrize: Blight to Might
- Urban design and market research for San Diego neighborhood in partnership with local planner/investor.
- Design of solar shade structures for the Art Produce art gallery. The overall site & building design by Lynn Susholtz was awarded a 2011 Sustainable Design Orchid from the San Diego Architectural Foundation.
- Semi-Finalists in the 2011 OnePrize: NYC 6 Boro competition
- Consultation on a winning installation competition entry by artist Anne Mudge.

Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Jorge Ozorno Studio, San Diego, CA, US, Co-Designer | Project Manager

Responsible for managing and co-designing residential projects in California and Mexico including a high-end contemporary home in La Jolla, CA that was awarded a 2014 AIASD Merit Award.

- Romero House | La Jolla, CA | Project cost: $5.5M: July 2010 - August 2012
- Fuentes Terrace | La Jolla, CA: November 2010 - February 2011 (SD - CA)
- Ocho Casas Verdes | Queretaro, MX: 2011 - 2012. 8 passive homes (Remote CA)

Jul 2010 - Aug 2012
 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, Design Critic | External Thesis Adviser | Teaching Assistant

B. Arch, M.Arch, and MS Arch Programs

Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
 

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Collaborator | Junior Architect

Competition & RFPs including Oceanside High School PAC, San Pasqual Academy Housing & Dormitories, Sage Creek High School, and California Senior Housing in Marin

Dec 2009 - Jul 2010
 

Form 64 design + build, San Diego, CA, US, Journeyman

Renovation of (2) single family homes

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010
 

estudio teddy cruz, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Designer

Design models & drawings of the Living Rooms at the Border Project for Casa Familiar

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Teaching Assistant | Dean's Intern

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Instructor

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

RNT Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Junior Designer

Mar 2008 - Oct 2008
 

SB Surfboards | Resin Works, Oceanside, CA, US, Craftsman

Built, tested, and designed surfboards for 5 years prior to university studies.

Jan 2000 - Oct 2006
 

Education 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, MArch, Master in Architecture 2, Post Professional Degree

Studied under Anne Lacaton, Michael Maltzan and Ben van Berkel.

Co-founder, GSDWest, promoting dialogue between the coasts of North America.
Organized road trip from Tijuana to San Francisco. Visited over 30 design and real estate offices & important projects.

https://vimeo.com/95707437
https://vimeo.com/114431913

Work published in GSD Platform 7, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Hyperreality: Thermo LA,” pp. 312-313 published
by Actar. 2015
Work presented at Tsinghua University, Beijing, “Architectures of Radical Openness.” Winter 2014.

Aug 2013 - May 2015
 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), Visiting School: San Francisco, CA, US / CCA, BioDynamic Structures

https://vimeo.com/28337140
https://vimeo.com/28338074

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Cum Laude, Dean’s List 6 quarters, President’s List 2006 – 2007
Thesis: interdependence of natural, societal, and physical systems on a sensitive site w/in Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, CA.

Oct 2005 - Jul 2009
 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Visiting Student (4th Year)

Studied under Blanca Lleó and Salvador Perez Arroyo.
EU Spanish Language fluency certifications.
ERASMUS

Aug 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Awards 

Finalist, Other

2012 OnePrize: Blight to Might Competition organized by Terreform One

2012
 

Semi-Finalist, Other

2011 OnePrize: NYC 6 Boro Competition organized by Terreform One

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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