Jordan Meerdink

Jordan Meerdink

New York, NY, US

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I am a graduate of Columbia University GSAPP. My primary interest lies in the intersection of digital design and its fabrication using both long established techniques and newly emergent technologies.

During my time in school and continuing to the present I am constantly trying to seek out new learning opportunities outside my comfort zone. These pursuits have led to travel and research in Europe, Asia, and East Africa.They have also led me to widely different internships which tested my abilities in digital design and fabrication, traditional fabrication, web programming, and writing.



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Adjunct Faculty

Supervise and assist students in the Fabrication Lab with tools and machinery use, with a particular focus on CNC instruction. I teach fabrication tutorials and instruct students in the best use and practices for employing CNC milling in design and construction applications.

Jan 2016 - current

New Amsterdam Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Design, draft construction documents, and project management for residential renovations. Select architectural finishes and products for projects. Design and maintenance of firm's website and graphic design standards. I have completed several projects for retail spaces and exterior facades in addition to my primary specialization in residential renovation.

Sep 2015 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Visual Studies Teachers Assistant

Responsible for organizing class content and leading small group sessions within the GSAPP visual studies class cycle. Assisted professor's in teaching digital software primers for incoming students.

Sep 2013 - May 2015

Columbia Fabrication Lab, New York, NY, US, Shop Fabrication Monitor

Assist in maintaining fabrication shop including repair and production of projects within GSAPP. Construction, finishing, and installation of studio furniture for incoming students. Avery Hall classroom interior renovations

Sep 2012 - May 2015

CASE Design, Inc., New York, NY, US, Computational Design Intern

Design intern with a focus on software with architectural applications.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Refindesign Workshop, Columbus, OH, US, Intern

Intern designer at a outsider art gallery. Assisted in the tear down and remodel of space before opening then acted in a design capacity after opening.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Received a Masters of Architecture from Columbia | Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Sep 2012 - May 2015

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

Received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Knowlton School of Architecture.

Jan 2008 - Jun 2011


Best Student Work Worldwide 2015, Honorable Mention

‘KerbyNYC’ was featured in the article ‘Best Student Work Worldwide 2015.’


Willian Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, Grant

Issued by Dean Amale Andraos and other faculty members, the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize allows for a travel stipend and expenses for expanded architectural research. Our accepted thesis will be fulfilled August 2015. The thesis subject focuses on eastern bloc influence in East Africa and is titled 'Soviet and Modernist Architecture in Post-Independence East Africa'.


Gui Design Competition Finalist, Honorable Mention

Finalist in the 2011 Gui Design Competition.


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