Joseph Ebert

Joseph Ebert

Buffalo, NY, US



Joe Ebert holds three degrees in the field of architecture: a Bachelor of Science ('09) and a Master of Architectural Studies in Criticism and Theory ('10) from Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts in Architecture ('13) from University of California, Los Angeles. He is an active designer, writer, historian, theorist and critic. He has worked in several cities, including Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, San Antonio, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and Buffalo, NY.



Alfred State College, Alfred, NY, US, Adjunct Instructor

During the Fall of 2017 I taught a Survey of Design Course through the Architecture Department. The class size was 70 students, and ranged from freshmen to seniors. The course was a hybrid, in that 50% of the course activities were hosted online, while the other half was designated toward general lecture-style instruction.

Aug 2017 - current

Aurora Waldorf School, West Falls, NY, US, Middle School Block Teacher

As a middle school block teacher I was required to teach physics, general mathematics (Platonic Solids, Fibonacci Sequence, the Golden Ratio), geology, astronomy, form drawing, and anatomy.

Nov 2016 - Jan 2018

Ohio Department of Public Safety, Columbus, OH, US, Designer II and Project Manager

I was hired as an architectural designer, under the governmental title of Designer II. My tasks were to carry out pre-planned projects from beginning to end, completing the general procession of drawing sets, conceptual to construction. After a few months I was quickly promoted to the status of Project Manager, whereby I was given complete control over my own projects. This totalizing effort included cost estimation, bidding management, designing, drafting, modeling, site inspections, and approving of the final product. Much of the work that was produced was governmental, and such is considered proprietary.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2016

Facility Programming and Consulting, San Antonio, TX, US, Facility Programmer and Researcher

As a Facility Programmer and Researcher I was tasked with conducting studies for our clients, studies that minded data and provided greater insight as to how that data was operating within the client-organization; additionally, it was my job to consult as to how the client might best utilize such data to produce more cost effective projects/products. As well, I was tasked with creating and adding to several Cultural Landscape Reports for the National Parks Service, much of which was historically and analytically driven, but required accessing local archives to generate the necessary information for preservation status.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Renoveau Design Inc., Columbus, OH, US, Architectural Designer

This position provided me the opportunity to develop my skills as an architectural designer. I was tasked with completing drawings, researching products, and revising specification manuals. Much of the work that was produced was governmental, and such is considered proprietary.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

As a graduate teaching assistant for a Master of Architecture First Year Structural Design Studio, I was tasked with coordinating the logistics of the course, including site visits to buildings projects; as well, I acted as a juror and mentor, and at times was tasked with lecturing to the students in the stead of normal studio desk critiques.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, US, Researcher

I was a researcher for an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts curated by Jeff Kipnis. The show lost funding, but the majority of the research conducted became the basis for Kipnis and Stephen Turk's traveling Figure Ground show.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

The Ohio State University, Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, OH, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

I was a graduate teaching assistant for two course, Intro to Architecture (Professor Jeff Kipnis) and Third Year Theory (Professor Doug Graf). As a GA I was required to distribute assignments, teach my own recitation section, proctor quizzes and exams, grade assignments and exams, and at times, lecture in the rare event of a teacher absence.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

United States District Court, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architect's Assistant

I interned for the US District Courts for three summers, and established a formidable and pragmatic understanding of the discipline of architecture. This understanding helped develop a more robust vision of architecture in coordination with my undergraduate education. As the Architect's Assistant I was tasked with drafting and modeling projects, most of which were interior renovations to the former US Post Office, which is now the James Potter Stewart US Courthouse. As well, my work extended to the federal courthouses in Dayton and Columbus, OH.

Jun 2007 - Sep 2009


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Critical Studies

Thesis: Prolegomena to a Poiesis of Architectural Phenomenology; Committee: Sylvia Lavin (Co-chair), Michael Osman (Co-chair), and Dana Cuff

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Masters, Architectural Studies in Criticism and Theory

Thesis: Indifference and Ambiguity: selected works by Joseph Ebert; Committee: Jeffrey Kipnis, John McMorrough, Michael Cadwell, and Stephen Turk

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

-Cum Laude with Distinction
-President's Award given to the highest performing senior male and female from a specific department
-Travel Abroad Fellowship (Italy)
-Senior Honor's Thesis Scholarship
-Dean's List (all but three quarters)

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


Speaker at the Buffalo Architectural Foundation, Other

Spoke to a group of architectural enthusiasts about my history and my pursuits.


Exit Review Finalist, 1st Place

Of all of the graduate students at the Knowlton School of Architecture, I was selected as a finalist and was awarded first prize for the Exit Review Competition. This competition was a cumulative oral presentation in which each student was intended to create a final presentation summarizing their understanding of architecture. This presentation was intended to outline for a conceptual project for each student as they moved into the profession after graduation. I was selected by guest juror, Mark Foster Gage.


Senior Honors Thesis Scholarship, Scholarship

Aid given to a student working required project via the university's Honor's Program. My thesis researched the strange and indirect relationship between Piranesi and John Soane, and both of their interests in ruination and artifacts.


Italy Study Abroad Fellowship, Scholarship

Aid was given to students that were performing exceptionally well in undergraduate program overall.


Valedictorian, Award

Valedictorian of my high school graduating class.


Areas of Specialization