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David J Pearson

David J Pearson

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

MArch 2 | Post Professional Degree candidate @ Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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

A for Los Angeles GSD courses with Michael Maltzan, Mia Lehrer, Neil Leach, and Alison Hirsch.
Develop and curate content for Harvard blog documenting the LA experience.

Jan 2014 - current
 

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

Projects at all scales from test-fits to ground up core and shell buildings and campus repositioning.

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

Sep 2012 - Jun 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 high-end contemporary homes in La Jolla, 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 - Jun 2012
 

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

Dec 2009 - Jun 2010
 

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

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010
 

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

MoMA NY's Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement Exhibition.

Oct 2009 - Nov 2009
 

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

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
 

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

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009
 

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

Mar 2008 - Sep 2008
 

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

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

Jan 2000 - Sep 2006
 

Education 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master in Architecture II (MArch II), Post Professional Degree

Aug 2013 - current
 

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.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

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

Studios Blanca Lleó and Salvador Perez Arroyo.
Earned 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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