Casey Mahon

Casey Mahon

San Diego, CA, US



I’m Casey Mahon, I am an architect originally from New York City and am currently in San Diego. In my spare time I collaborate with local artists and architects on research, competitions, and installations which focus on the connection between digital design processes, fabrication, and construction. My design work bridges all scales from lighting and furniture design to large-scale urban infrastructure. From conception to production, I strive to create work that is aesthetically beautiful, simple yet clever, and most importantly, appropriate.



Woodbury University, San Diego, Adjunct Professor

Sep 2014 - current

Carrier Johnson + Culture, San , Digital Practice Manager

Nov 2011 - current

bld|lab, San Diego, owner

bld|lab is a design consulting collaborative which was founded in 2011 with the purpose of providing unique services to architectural practices looking to integrate Digital Modeling, BIM, and Parametric Modeling into their workflow. Since its founding, bld|lab has worked for Davis Brody Bond, Buro Happold, and Carrier Johnson in addition to providing design insight to the San Diego Architectural Foundation.

Sep 2011 - current

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Adjunct Professor

Jan 2012 - Jun 2014

Davis Brody Bond, LLP, Jr. Architect

Jun 2006 - Aug 2011

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Adjunct Professor

During the fall semester of 2010 I taught an introduction to architectural graphics/drawing course for first year undergraduate students titled Modes of Graphic Communication. The course consisted of instructing the students in both the use of appropriate software including AutoCAD, Rhino3D, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/In-Design as well as free hand drawing, diagramming, and model building. The required course is a supplement to the students introduction to design studio course.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Adjunct Professor

Through the summer session of the 2010 academic calendar I co-taught a class titled Aggregated Assemblies with Brent Klokis and Justin Foster. The class focused on advanced approaches to computational/parametric design and digital fabrication. The course website holds more detailed information including course syllabus, project descriptions, and student work, it can be found at

May 2010 - Jul 2010


Sep 2004 - May 2009


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

Since 1914, Alpha Rho Chi, the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts, has promoted the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel. To honor their achievements, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over 100 schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities.
In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to graduating seniors at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada and at schools with an active chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities.
The members of Alpha Rho Chi firmly believe strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers to the architectural professions. It is vital to our efforts to produce individuals committed to public service, as well as individuals committed to maintaining Architecture and the Allied Arts as noble professions. We also assert that high scholastic achievement is not necessarily an accurate measure of leadership or service. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal commends those students who show true professional merit beyond the design studio and their academic career.


GK&A Architects Design Award + Scholarship, Scholarship


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