Joseph Franco, Associate AIA

Joseph Franco, Associate AIA

Phillipsburg, NJ, US

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Driven by design, I am an architectural project designer with over three years of high end residential experience with some boutique commercial experience. Within that window of time, I have drafted, modelled, and detailed a variety of features for projects as well as conceptualize flow of space. I have also managed the projects that I have been involved in by being our project manager’s representative and point of contact for all of our GC’s, engineers, and other consultants

I am currently seeking an opportunity to be a part of the commercial and medical sectors of architecture. This stems from a vision of designing spaces for all walks of life to enjoy and participate in, yielding optimum satisfaction. 
To freshen concepts in basic construction practices, I also participate in local Habitat for Humanity chapters. I am currently involved in the Monroe County, Pennsylvania chapter, serving a variety of homeowners with repairs, additions, and new construction. A few of the towns I have assisted in are Wilkes-Barre, Canadensis, and Kunkletown.

My Associate AIA number is: 38485625


Marywood University School of Architecture, Scranton, PA, US, Laser Cutter Associate

This position was taken for every academic year from third year up until fifth year of school. I was responsible for recalibrating materials for the machine on top of regular maintenance. Experimenting and adding new materials was also a required task. In addition, I also oversaw the schedule of use and permitted students who were signed up at their respected time slot to use the machine.

Jan 2012 - May 2014

Schoonover and Vanderhoof Architects, East Stroudsburg, PA, US, Intern Draftsman

During employment, I took on a variety of tasks in studio, including: hand drafting, digital drafting, and site documentation. Hand drafting jobs included already built structures and current designs to be built. Digital drafting was for a site project taking place in an already built church in need of an addition.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011


Marywood University, Scranton, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

During my academic career, I have taken essential courses in the field of architecture such as structural design, environmental systems, architectural history, theory, digital media and techniques, AIA professional ethics/ practice, and LEED accreditation. In addition, I took electives in a variety of studio arts and in interior architecture, lighting fundamentals and design, and art history.

Aug 2009 - May 2014

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