John Mikesh

John Mikesh

New York, NY, US

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John Mikesh is a researcher and recent graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, having pursued a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Visual Culture. Today his interests sit at the intersection between the digital and the physical; John explores opportunities embedded within materials qualities and construction methods to speculate on future projects. 


Aptum Architecture, Boston, MA, US, Researcher

Working at the intersection between digital and physical; exploring opportunities embedded within construction methods. The goal of the research is to find a new formal language that can take advantage of emerging concrete technology.

Jan 2018 - current

Cemex Research Group AG, Biel Switzerland, Research & Devolpment in Material Design Intern

Physical prototyping for speculative construction methods that expand on the potential of emerging concrete mixtures. The work investigates how computer driven tools can interface with traditional manufacturing methods.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2019

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Shop Technician

Used knowledge of both manual and digital tools to assists students and faculty to create and realize projects varying from conceptual study models to full scale installations.

Aug 2016 - May 2019

Arcari Iovino Architects PC, Little Ferry, NJ, US, Junior Architect

Worked with architects and clients to create community driven projects for local municipalities, participated in all stages of the design process from site measurements and conceptual design through construction and seal of occupancy.

May 2016 - Aug 2017

Terreform ONE, New York, NY, US, Research Fellow

Collaborated with a team of professionals and peers to develop a project that challenged current food production. Used both digital and physical prototyping to refine and work through ideas.

Jan 2017 - May 2017


Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

computational design and robotic fabrication

May 2020 - current

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

SU Florence Center
International Studio, Florence, Italy, Fall 2018

SU Fisher Center
Advanced Urban Studio, New York, NY, Spring 2018

Aug 2014 - May 2019

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