Josh Cristy

Josh Cristy

Bismarck, ND, US



An architect has a scope of influence that can impact much more than just the physical environment. Through experience, I have come to learn that architecture can become an act of selfless service that can create positive, meaningful and lasting change. For some, the desire for fame, accolades, and wealth can squander this opportunity to truly serve those who they design for. When we shift our perspective and look at our profession as an opportunity to serve others, rather than a way to serve ourselves, we are able to truly live out our calling with the best possible intentions. To me, architecture is more than just a career or a paycheck, it is a passion. It is my greatest hope that I have the ability to utilize my talents in architecture and learn how to design safe, efficient, and inspiring structures for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or tradition.


100 Fold Studio, Lakeside, MT, US, Student, 100 Fold Summer Studio

 Participated in an eight-week design / build initiative with 13 other architecture students and young professionals for a Native American Community.
 Had the opportunity to be fully immersed in the nonprofit sector of architecture; learning the business model of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the role of an intern architect, the role of a licensed architect, and other invaluable pieces of running an architecture firm and/or working within a firm.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Exodus Door and Window, Canoga Park, CA, US, Field Installer and Delivery, Exodus Door and Window

 Installed and delivered windows and doors for upscale homes located throughout Los Angeles County.
 Organized and maintained inventory for busy warehouse, provided new and innovative ways to organize storage space, maintained warehouse cleanliness.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Ted Osowski, Buena Vista, CO, US, Designer, General Contractor, & Framer / Ted Osowski Residence

 Worked with a team of three architecture students to walk through all stages of designing and building a private residence under the direction of the owner / contractor.
 Provided CDs complete with; conceptual designs, CAD elevations, floor plans, detail drawings, window schedules, door schedules, and material takeoffs in collaboration with local suppliers.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Timber Framers Guild, Vicksburg, MI, US, Volunteer Timber Framer, Timber Framers Guild

 Volunteered on a 33,000 + bd.ft. timber cutting and raising project for a local Farmers Market project.
 Worked with a team to draw timber joint layouts on all queen posts, king posts, and knee braces. Had the responsibility of cutting and raising several pieces.
 Had the opportunity to work alongside top craftsmen within timber framing. Received personalized training in a formal classroom setting.

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

Energy Environmental Corporation, Kerrville, TX, US, Surveyor/CAD Drafter

I worked on an as-built 33,000sq.ft home drafting the floor plans and elevations.

Jun 2013 - Jun 2013

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Custom Int. Designer/Fabricator, Texas A&M Architecture Dept.

 Commissioned by the Texas A&M Residence Life Department, to design and fabricate furniture for the new Hullabaloo Residence Hall using 100+ year-old recycled oak trees from the campus.
 Worked with a team of two colleagues to produce presentation quality renderings, concept materials, and models. After design approval, we submitted a budget and schedule for construction.
 Worked with another team to complete fabrication process utilizing Texas A&M’s wood working facility, The Ranch.

Mar 2012 - May 2013

Artemis Institute Remote Studio, Wilson, WY, US, Student Designer and Builder, Artemis Institute Remote Studio

 Participated in a Remote Studio / Design / Build program with a team of six students from other schools to design and build a park pavilion for the town of Wilson, WY.
 Organized materials take-offs, organized construction schedules, built relationships and communicated with the local parks and recreation department, and collaborated with a licensed engineer.
 After receiving county approval for our design, our team completed all demolition, foundation, grading, slab, framing, roofing, and landscaping work.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Jordansville Landscapes, Lubbock, TX, US, Landscaper and Machine Operator

I worked 7 to 7 with a team of well motivated, highly detailed landscapers who took great pride in getting the job done quickly, and done right. I gained valuable experience on a wide range of projects which includes installing residential; sprinkler systems, gardens, trees, yard scapes, arbors, fences, etc as well as larger scale projects; Cooper High Football & Baseball Complex, Tahoka Community Rec. Park, and many others.

May 2008 - Sep 2009


Eternity Bible College, Simi Valley, CA, US, Biblical Studies

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, BED

Jun 2010 - May 2013

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