Jacob Lick

Jacob Lick

Santa Monica, CA, US

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The architectural and design profession should be observed under a lens of multi-functional ambiguity, working as both a form of art as well as a fundamental necessity. This unique duality affords the user with both emotional and physical utility, which, if done correctly, can be an extremely powerful agent. Applying this ideal to every architectural endeavor is essential to benefiting the client, the designer, and ultimately, the user. 


AHT Architects, Santa Monica, CA, US, Job Captain

- Oversee projects in the automotive, hospitality, and office fields, working in new construction and renovations.
- Manage overall design process throughout all phases of a project including client meetings/interface, general reconnaissance, preliminary drafting layout and design, construction documentation, government coordination, building demolition and/or construction, and close out documentation/wrap-ups.
- Administrate overall construction phase including RFI’s, submittals, CCD’s, punch lists, close out packages, etc.
- Support team in the field by obtaining construction permits/clearances and attending regular site visits.
- Directly interface with clientele both in person and virtually through OAC meetings, coordination calls, etc.

Oct 2016 - current

Noesis Group, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Aid in the development of high end residential homes throughout Southern California including drafting work, design, site visits and measurements, government interface, project photography, and website development.
- Interact with clients to accurately articulate their design needs and maintain healthy professional relationships.
- Interface with the L.A, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood building departments to obtain permits/clearances.

Mar 2016 - Oct 2016

StudioSlab Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- Design and renovate residential homes throughout Los Angeles, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Thousand Oaks.
- Draft design drawings and construction document sets, obtain permits, and help oversee construction process.
- Work with building department and contractors to ensure code compliance as well as construction efficiency.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, BArch, Architecture

- Work with architecture professors to create unique and innovative designs.
- Receive specific courses referring to architecture and design.
- Get constructive criticism on project ideals and concept.
- Studied intensely on psychology and philosophy.

Sep 2009 - May 2015

Riverside Polytechnic High School, Riverside, CA, US, High School, General Education Diploma

- Fellowship of Christian Athletes President.
- Photography Club.
- Track and Field.
- Cross Country.
- Homecoming Prince.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009


Arc Out Loud Publication, Honorable Mention

The intent of this project is to design an open-source disaster relief shelter that can not only adapt to multiple climate zones, but also utilize design parameters often neglected by other shelter proposals. After analyzing current paradigms in disaster relief and shelter design, it was clear that certain variables and constraints were not adequately accounted for. Among these include, climate sensibility, adaptive function and use, local vernacular, and disaster prevention. The genius of this shelter comes in the form of the versatile building components. The design components, including parts like the footing, the squinches, the columns, pieces of the platform, and the roof component, can in most cases, vary to adapt to a particular need within a region. These components are address problems related to ground slope, wind, rain, and thermal temperature changes. Adaptable building components allow the user choice in layout, a psychological benefit for natural disaster victims, as well as a kit of parts easily adaptable to various climates. The components, paired with a universal step-by-step process, create ease of assembly for the user. The shelter also has the option to be up scaled after use. Many disaster shelters are typically discarded after use, however this system allows users to A. retrofit the shelter in order to create a more permanent solution B. Reuse shelter as a temporary communal area or C. resell back to the manufacturer, due to the rigidity and strength of the system.


Masonry Institute of Iowa, 1st Place

For exceptional and unique use of masonry products, Iowa State University


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