Josye Utick, AIA

Josye Utick, AIA

Hartford, CT, US



Experienced architect with hospitality, retail and restaurant design experience in the US, Europe, Asia (China, Vietnam, India), North Africa (Morocco) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman). Demonstrated competence in BIM technologies, conceptualization and leadership.

Project experience of note includes Ponce City Market redevelopment, a Fortune 500 corporate campus expansion,  ‘the World’ in Dubai, UAE, Four Seasons Resort in Mauritius, and Amirandes Resort in Crete.

Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia; previously resided in Charlotte, London, Paris, Houston, Melbourne, Sydney, Hanoi, Boston, and Atlanta. Fluent in French; conversant in Spanish; basic Mandarin Chinese and German.

Certified Revit Architecture Professional, general architectural design, hospitality design, resort design, master planning, convention center design, residential design, graphic design, fine art projects, civic & community engagement, building information modeling, sustainable design, leadership



JCJ Architecture, Hartford, Project Designer

Apr 2016 - current

ASD, Atlanta, GA, US, Project Architect

-Key project drafting, visualization, administration and client/consultant coordination of upper level (+70,000 ft2) redevelopment of a historic landmark/largest brick building in the South. The scope of work includes new amenity areas for visitors (new welcome lobby, bars, restaurant, amusement, catering and back of house facilities). Construction scope includes demolition, new walls, windows, ceilings and installation of new raised wood and concrete decks, landscaping and lighting. Permitting package included extensive life safety analysis & multi-packaged permitting submission strategy (on-going).
-Concept, schematic & design development of innovative retail hall ; coordinating structural capabilities of unique steel staircase connecting upper & lower levels to the rest of the building
-Revit team coordination, modeling & drafting for +400,00 ft2 LEED certified office building with training, meeting, dining and mechanical functions. The building structure is cast in place concrete with exterior cladding comprised of precast concrete panels, metal panels and curtain wall.
-Presentation schematic & design development, coordination & design for various retail, restaurant & office concepts.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2015

tvsdesign, Atlanta, GA, US, Architectural Designer

-Concept, schematic and design development of mixed use developments, convention center, and resorts, both on architectural and master planning levels, for projects in China and the Middle East.
-Created and developed project design concepts, drafted plans, elevations and sections at relevant design stages, created 3-D computer massing models.
-Large scale concept presentation development for new hotel design concepts in the US.
-Schematic and design development package drafting for master plan projects.
-Construction administration for convention center & hotel renovations.
-Marketing proposal coordination, writing and updating.

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Contract Assignments, Charlotte, NC, US, Architectural Designer

Client: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (Charlotte)
-Presentation coordinator and designer for on-site town center master plan week-long workshop.
-Project development and coordination for various town planning/master plan proposals.
-Promotional and organizational services for community based forum, ‘Civic By Design,’ and innovative green infrastructure initiative, ‘Light Imprint.’
Client: ORMS (London)
-Architectural design and master planning for resort complex in southwestern part of England.
-Design development for high-end European health resort.
-Schematic design and presentation coordination for luxury private residence project.
-Rendering and presentation revisions for transportation terminal and mixed-use complex proposal.
Client: Various Private (Charlotte)
-As-built drawing, space planning, and architectural design for private residential renovations.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2011

Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, London, GB, Assistant Architect

-Concept, schematic and design development of five-star hotel and resorts, both on architectural and master planning levels, for projects in the Mediterranean, the Pacific Islands, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
-Liaised with clients, consultants and regional architects to facilitate and manage communications and information.
-Initiated and implemented internal project review process, resulting in better team communication, client satisfaction and higher project quality.
-Created and developed project design concepts, drafted plans, elevations and sections at relevant design stages, created 3-D computer massing models.
-Streamlined turnaround process to accelerate design iterations for concept design and presentation, leading to positive feedback by clients and reduced production time.

Aug 2005 - Apr 2009

Yoder + Tidwell, Ltd, Providence, RI, US, Architectural Intern

-Created and presented exhibition design proposal for Providence Zoo pavilion.
-Computer drafting, website design, marketing, and proposal materials for Yoder + Tidwell.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005


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

Master of Architecture with academic honors
-Architecture+Design Travel Fund recipient to Mexico, 2003

Sep 2002 - Jun 2005

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, US, Bachelors, Studio Art & French

Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) Studio Art & French (double major)
-Harriet A. Shaw Post-Graduate Fellowship to Vietnam, 1999

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998

Sweet Briar College, Parisot, FR, French

Junior Year in Paris

Aug 1996 - Aug 1997

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, French

-Languages in Business & Technology Program (French), Dean’s List

Jun 1995 - Aug 1995

Areas of Specialization