Joseph Twelmeyer

Joseph Twelmeyer

Columbus, OH, US



Architectural and Industrial designer with a Masters of Architecture and a BFA in Industrial Design. Specialist in retail design and user experience. Expert in digital fabrication techniques, 3d modeling, prototyping, fabrication and design theory. Looking to advance professional career in a hands-on design field of any scale or scope. A designer at all scales, comfortable with all tools, digital and hand-craft alike. Whether its hands-on fabrication or just digital renderings and theoretical projects, I need to create.



The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Auxilary Faculty

Responsible for leading and teaching the studio portion of the second-year curriculum, a class comprising 15 sophomore students. The second year of the undergraduate program is the foundation year. This studio focuses on modeling technique and form. The design brief explores the familiar in an unfamiliar context, the single family home. The studio leads into the next term where techniques are expanded in scale and complexity.

Aug 2012 - current

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Graduate Assistant - Digital Fabrication & Website

Assisted with the operation of the digital fabrication lab in Knowlton Hall, consulting on fabrication techniques, maintaining equipment, and researching new digital fabrication technologies such as desktop 3d printing, laser scanning, augmented reality and CNC milling. Constructed and implemented training methods for student and faculty use of the fabrication resources. Also assisted in the development and implementation of new school websites.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Studio projects included those with Jeff Kipnis and his entry into the Venice Bienalle, a Habitat for Humanity SFH utilizing Revit, a position as Digital Fabrication assistant, and a Grand-Prize-winning Exit Review thesis presentation.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Studio projects included those sponsored by HP, Nokia and Bell Sports. Primary focus was on the development of products and furniture.

Aug 2001 - May 2005


Exit Review, 1st Place

The Exit Reviews are a series of public lectures presented by the graduating class of Arch G3 students. The talks, each approximately 30-40 minutes, are an opportunity for students to position their own design production and scholarly interests within the framework of contemporary architectural discourse. Each student is asked to formulate a position on how they see themselves practicing in the future and on the ways in which the discipline participates in larger historical and cultural trajectories. The Exit Reviews serve as the student's Master's Examination and are the final event of the graduate design sequence.

The final presentations were juried by an independent outside critic, Ellen Grimes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Faculty Prize - 3rd-year Graduate, 1st Place

The prize recognizes a student based on their performance throughout the entire school year, including studio work, participation and contributions to the school-at-large and the Exit Review.


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