Eike Jörg Maas

Eike Jörg Maas

Philadelphia, PA, US



I'm a young architect-in-training dedicated to expanding my knowledge of and love for design. My work is heavily influenced by a lifetime spent in furniture shops absorbing the skills of master craftsmen and an understanding of material, detail, assembly, and the human hand. I've developed a broad skillset in 3D and parametric modeling software to help bring these classic skills into a contemporary perspective on architectural design. I strive to create designs that respect the environment, respond to social conditions, and engage with people.


Greensaw Design & Build, LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Design Intern

.Analyzed site and building conditions to produce EC drawings and 3D model, and
assisted in the schematic design of a 600 sqft landscape & interior rowhome renovation and addition in Fishtown, Philadelphia.
.Designed schematic layout, assisted in selecting materials and finishes, and produced
a 3D model for a 700 sqft rowhome-to-bakery conversion in South Philadelphia.
.Designed and drafted complete design documents ranging from conceptual ideation
and modeling to construction details, assembly, and material specs for a façade on Philadelphia’s Italian Market.
.Crafted free-standing and built-in furniture from reclaimed lumber in the shop, using a
range of modern tools and woodworking techniques.
.Installed built-in furniture and kitchen cabinetry in-situ employing a range of carpentry
skills including flooring installation, door hanging, scribing & fitting, trim installation, painting, and finishing.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

Dovetail Woodworks, Glenville, PA, US, Cabinetry Assistant (Freelance)

.Assisted in crafting and installing built-in furniture projects valued from $50,000
to $300,000 across MD, PA, and NJ using state-of-the-art machinery and traditional German woodworking techniques.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2013

University City Housing, Philadelphia, PA, US, Construction Laborer

.Renovated 19th-century multi-million dollar mansions on the Main Line including roof
framing and installation of traditional copper flashing and ceramic tiles, landscaping and irrigation, and painting.
.Renovated early 20th-century 3,000sqft rowhomes in West Philadelphia, including interior
demolition, framing and drywalling, plastering, tiling, trim installation, and painting.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Philadelphia University Fabrication Lab, Philadelphia, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

.Provided one-on-one education to groups of 50+ students in architectural and interior
design, modeling and material techniques, and lab equipment use.
.Created architectural models using plastics, wood, metal, and cast materials.

Aug 2010 - Jan 2013


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, CABE

Selected Courses:

Advanced Visualization; Experimental Materials; GIS-based Urban Design Studio; Designed-to-build Malawi

Aug 2009 - current

CIEE Study Abroad, Barcelona, ES, Architecture & Design

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013


Faculty Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded academic scholarship for 10 semesters for high academic standing.


Comcast "Home 2020" Competition, Honorable Mention

My team received honorable mention for our projection of the technology-enabled home of 2020.


SEE Gallery, Nomination

1 work selected for inclusion in the University's "SEE" Gallery.


University Architecture Archive, Nomination

3 works selected for inclusion into the University's architecture archive.


PushPin Exhibition, Nomination

5 works selected for inclusion in the University's 2009 PushPin exhibition.


ALD Honors Fraternity, Nomination

Inaugural chapter member of the University's honors fraternity.


Emerging Leaders Program, Nomination

Nominated for inclusion and granted completion of program.


Faculty Drawing Award, 3rd Place

Awarded 3rd place amongst University student body for hand-drawing skill.


Dean's List, Award

Awarded Dean's List recognition a total of 6 semesters.


Areas of Specialization