Jacob Lick

Jacob Lick

Santa Monica, CA, US



          I consider myself an idealistic-realist; believing that through hard work and fervent grit, I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, while simultaneously remaining grounded and authentic in the scope of my expectations.  ‘Design is a passion’ is a dogma I have embraced after realizing that seventy-two hour design binges were not necessarily a common occurrence.  I recognize that I still have a tremendous amount to learn, understanding that advice can come from anywhere and anyone, and hope that I can use architecture as a tool to form and create a better building, a better block, a better city, a better country, and a better world.



Noesis XID, LLC, Beverly Hills, CA, US, Architectural Intern

- Use softwares such as AutoCad, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, and other design programs.
- Work as a team to meet design goals as well as create opportunities for success.
- Visit the LADBS building to discuss permits with the city for building construction.
- Design quality residential and commercial buildings for various clients.
- Work with on-staff contractors, book keepers, and real estate developers.

Mar 2016 - current

Uber, Los Angeles, CA, US, Transit Driver

- Ensure that passengers are picked up, driven, and dropped off at desired location.
- Self-motivated and self-disciplined as hours are not scheduled.
- Responsible for the safety and transport of up to four passengers at any given time.
- Maintain professional attitude at all times to ensure the comfort of the passengers.

Dec 2015 - current

StudioSlab Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

- The use of softwares like AutoCad, Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and Rhino.
- On site location visits to take measurements and document design related research.
- Design residential and commercial structures for approval of the clientele.
- Attend meetings with clients to discuss design plans and construction documents.
- Work with the city and independent contractors to ensure correct specifications.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Cyride, Ames, IA, US, Bus Driver

- Responsible for the safety and transport of up to seventy-five passengers.
- Work indirectly with the city of Ames, Iowa State University, and the state of Iowa.
- Maintain a high level of quality customer service to all passengers.
- Deal with disabled passengers on a regular basis in a professional manner.

Sep 2010 - May 2015

Vons, Corona, CA, US, Deli Associate

- Handle deli foods such as meats, cheeses, sandwich materials, and hot case items.
- Cook, fry and assemble Grade A meals for customers.
- Provide excellent customer service, making the client experience paramount.
- Clean and maintain a kitchen, making sure every kitchen utensil is sterile.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Walmart, Perris, CA, US, Overnight Stocker

- Stock retail items in an organized and quick manner.
- Zone and organize store shelves and display cases in an appealing fashion.
- Deal with difficult customers in a professional manner.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Fuller Truck Accessories, Riverside, CA, US, Truck Accessory Installer

- Install various brands and models of truck accessories onto the customer’s vehicle.
- Deal with retail sales and negotiate deals for different clienteles.
- Maintain inventory and ensure that every item is logged.

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, BArch, Architecture

- Work with architecture professors to create unique and innovative designs
- Receive specific courses referring to architecture and design
- Get constructive criticism on project ideals and concept
- Studied intensely on psychology and philosophy.

Sep 2009 - May 2015

Riverside Polytechnic High School, Riverside, CA, US, High School, General Education Diploma

- Fellowship of Christian Athletes President
- Photography Club
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Homecoming Prince

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009


Arc Out Loud Publication, Honorable Mention

The intent of this project is to design an open-source disaster relief shelter that can not only adapt to multiple climate zones, but also utilize design parameters often neglected by other shelter proposals. After analyzing current paradigms in disaster relief and shelter design, it was clear that certain variables and constraints were not adequately accounted for. Among these include, climate sensibility, adaptive function and use, local vernacular, and disaster prevention. The genius of this shelter comes in the form of the versatile building components. The design components, including parts like the footing, the squinches, the columns, pieces of the platform, and the roof component, can in most cases, vary to adapt to a particular need within a region. These components are address problems related to ground slope, wind, rain, and thermal temperature changes. Adaptable building components allow the user choice in layout, a psychological benefit for natural disaster victims, as well as a kit of parts easily adaptable to various climates. The components, paired with a universal step-by-step process, create ease of assembly for the user. The shelter also has the option to be up scaled after use. Many disaster shelters are typically discarded after use, however this system allows users to A. retrofit the shelter in order to create a more permanent solution B. Reuse shelter as a temporary communal area or C. resell back to the manufacturer, due to the rigidity and strength of the system.


Masonry Institute of Iowa, 1st Place

For exceptional and unique use of masonry products, Iowa State University


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