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Justin Ackerman

Justin Ackerman

San Francisco, CA, US

 

About 

My diverse history has provided me with a solid technical foundation and a thorough knowledge of the design and construction industry. I have a bachelors in landscape architecture and I worked as a landscape architect in Denver for two years before moving to the bay area to get my masters in architecture. After graduating in 2010 I began work for an extremely fast paced interiors firm here in the city. Studio O+A gave me an opportunity to work on many different aspects of projects and on all phases of the construction process - it was the perfect introduction to the architecture industry.  From there I went to work for an experimental urban design firm in the city called Rebar.  At Rebar I was able to take on a leadership role on smaller projects which gave me a solid foundation to begin to build my career from.

Over the last decade I've worked in architecture, landscape and interiors and have been so fortunate to learn from some of the most talented people in their respective industries.  I love the thought of working in a multidisciplinary environment and leap at any opportunity to learn something new.  I'm currently working on getting my license in architecture and am looking forward to pushing my skills to the next level with an inspiring group of people.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Assembly Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Senior Designer

Left my previous employer to start a fast paced, small, multi-disciplinary firm with my previous bosses. Worked on very large scale commercial interiors, coordinated very closely with architects/engineers/clients, worked on public art development and design, landscape projects and architectural competitions.

Mar 2016 - current
 

Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Worked on all aspects of projects from concept development to preparation of construction documents, permitting and construction administration.

Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
 

Ro Rockett Design, Sausalito, CA, US, Designer

Worked an a small team on very high end residential projects. Worked to develop construction documents and coordinate with all consultants and clients. Worked with my boss to develop beautiful and integrated design solutions and details.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
 

Rebar Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate Designer

Managed small projects from concept development to implementation. Very conceptually based and worked closely with clients, city and federal agencies to push projects to the next level. Projects were more design-build based. Iterative design practices were used to test different physical and social scenarios before installation.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013
 

DHM Design, Denver, CO, US, Landscape Architect

Worked with a small design team as support staff. Was able to participate in design exercises. Developed construction documents and saw construction administration through for large commercial and residential developments and parks.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, MArch

Focused mostly on how to merge the landscape and the built environment. Found out that the merging of the two can create very interesting urban environments. My thesis study focused mostly on an urban design scheme for San Francisco. I categorized different unused and/or under-productive spaces in the city and came up with ways to repurpose the sites to improve local economies and cultures. Each space was meant to be branded and re-introduced into the urban fabric to become a system of productive and accessible space for all users.

Sep 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architect

The program was small, which allowed us to gain great relationships with the faculty. They were easily approachable and able to nurture our individual goals. I chose to focus more on urban and social design. Interested in ways that the environment could influence how people interact with each other within built space.

Sep 2000 - Jul 2005
 

Awards 

IIDA Best of Year, 1st Place

2016
 

Gold Nugget Merit Award, Award

Awarded for a design build that I participated in in graduate school. The concept was to develop a customizable backyard pavilion that was easily fabricated and de-installed for two people with a drill and a hammer. We built a prototype for a client in Mill Valley, CA.

2011
 

AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential 2010, Award

Awarded an exceptional residential award for a design build that I participated in in graduate school. The concept was to develop a customizable backyard pavilion that was easily fabricated and de-installed for two people with a drill and a hammer. We built a prototype for a client in Mill Valley, CA.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills