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Mike Jozewicz

Mike Jozewicz

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Mike Jozewicz is a multifaceted design professional passionately investigating the intersection of place, objects and manufacturing. Throughout his career, he has searched for opportunities that allow him to implement his knowledge of making to craft exceptional places. He has eleven years of professional experience, including five plus years in architectural practice and five plus years in manufacturing and fabrication. Additionally, he has three years of experience in multiple roles in design academia.

Mike's professional experience, which has been intentionally divided between the studio, construction site and fabrication shop, includes residential design, institutional architecture, custom metal fabrication, as well as cabinetry and furniture manufacturing. Through his experience, he has had the opportunity to work with many companies of national and international stature, including the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Olson Kundig Architects, Will Bruder Architects, EHDD Architecture, Simon Pearce, Deborah Burke Partners, Henrybuilt, Steelcase, and Gensler.

Mike was born in Poland, and grew up in the Piedmont of North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and a Master of Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, NY, where his focus was furniture and fabrication. As a proponent of urban life, his life, work and education have taken him to New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Also an avid traveler, he has collaborated on design work internationally in Guyana, Costa Rica and Colombia through a project called FAR FOUND.

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Employment 

Mash Studios, Los Angeles, CA, US, Production Design Manager

Production Design Manager at manufacturer of custom commercial furniture and residential furniture. Responsible for developing schematic visualizations into manufacturable product, securing approvals from client group, managing
component fabrication and product installation. Projects fabricated using engineered woods, solid wood, metal, glass and upholstered components.

Oct 2016 - current
 

Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, Wilmington, NC, US, Architectural Designer

Designed and managed a 2400 sq ft home and a 5000 sq ft home renovation. Created CDs and assisted in detailing of exterior and interior elements for complex contemporary and legacy homes.

Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
 

Henrybuilt, New York, NY, US, Designer

Created designs for residential and commercial kitchens, and storage and millwork solutions for whole house projects. Collaborated with the design director, interior designers, and notable companies, such as Gensler, Gould Evans, Will
Bruder Architects, Deborah Burke and Steelcase. Led high-end clientele through the design process. Worked closely with other departments including sales, engineering, production and field operations.

Oct 2013 - Feb 2015
 

Ferra Designs Inc, New York, Design Developer

Design development and project management responsibilities at a leading architectural metal fabrication shop in New York City. Created computer models, and shop and fabrication drawings. Produced part files for waterjet cutting, laser cutting, break press forming and rolling. Coordinated with architects, engineers, contractors and clients. Completed site surveys and installations of completed pieces. Currently finishing the production and installation phase of an Olson Kundig-designed penthouse and an elliptical staircase in Southampton.

Dec 2011 - Sep 2013
 

Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, Draftsperson

Created landscape CDs for the 42 acre Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens designed by Renzo Piano.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Furniture Shop Technician

Critiqued student work, assisted students in the fabrication of studio projects and maintained shop equipment.

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

EHDD, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Completed work at many scales and design phases at the firm founded by AIA Gold Medalist Joseph Esherick. Completed schematic design work for a new wing at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a feasibility study for a 30,000 sq ft medical research building and campus master plan, a marine biology research center, and an interactive marine biology museum. Created CDs for the renovation of a 25 building residential campus and Student Union building at UC Berkeley, a 25-story condominium in San Francisco, and a LEED certified school library and multimedia lab. Assisted in CA for a new 90,000 sq ft university library.

Oct 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, Wilmington, NC, US, Architectural Designer

Designed and managed a 3000 sq ft beach house, a 1000 sq ft detached pool house, and a carriage house renovation. Created CDs for a 32,000 sq ft steel urban condominium. Developed schematic sketches into CDs for a five-phase artist’s compound. Assisted the principal in the design of a 2400 sq ft residence from programming to permitting. Developed the firm's computing standards. Interacted with clients to produce six program books for custom homes and an urban condominium project.

Feb 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Masters, Industrial Design

Completed the Master of Industrial Design program at Pratt Institute with a focus on furniture and manufacturing.

Aug 2008 - May 2011
 

Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelors, Architecture

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude.

Aug 2000 - May 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills