Joshua Ayares

Joshua Ayares

Boston, MA, US



I am a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a Master’s Degree in Architecture, and am currently an adjunct professor at the Boston Architectural College.

As an architecture student at RISD,  I led a team to design a carbon-neutral learning facility for a community land trust, developed and established a model for running a winter farmers’ market which included designing and building a point-of-sale structure, and collaborated with a group of high school students to design and build an installation for their school’s underused courtyard.

Since graduating in 2009, I have designed several small-scale projects for a high-end residential contractor in the Boston area.  I have administrative experience, extensive teaching experience, and am proficient in all relevant software applications.  I am very organized, have a keen attention to detail, and a professional attitude.

I am passionate about social and environmental justice, community outreach and design, and work that respects local traditions and urban fabric.  I strongly believe that the design profession has a unique opportunity to help shape the way we live on this planet, from ecologically sound solutions to the psychology of how people experience the built environment.



Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Associate Professor

Develop curriculum for core studio, facilitate design education through iterative and materials-based pedagogy.

Sep 2010 - current

RJames Renovations, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Designer

Provide design expertise, generate technical drawings and renderings, facilitate permitting, liaise with clients.

Aug 2009 - current

Cambridge Flocks, Cambridge, MA, US, Director of Educational Outreach

Coordinated academic programming of large-scale public art installation, managed team of interns in development and implementation of curriculum.

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

ITT Technical Institute, Norwood, MA, US, Seminar Instructor

Implemented core curriculum, developed effective instructional strategies.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

City of Providence Department of Planning and Development, Providence, RI, US, Mayoral Fellow

Conducted land use surveys, generated housing typology database, facilitated neighborhood development charrettes.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Paul Lukez Architecture, Somerville, MA, US, Designer

Conducted site and materials research, participated in international design competition, coordinated marketing initiative.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, US, Study Coordinator

Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Crate and Barrel, Boston, MA, US, Manager

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA, US, Teacher

Sep 2002 - Jun 2004

Steppingstone Academy, Boston, MA, US, Teacher

Jan 2001 - Aug 2003


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2006 - Jun 2009
Jan 1999 - May 2000

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Sep 1995 - Aug 1997

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