John Vogtman

John Vogtman

Washington, DC, US



I began my journey to architecture in Philadelphia with a civil engineering degree from Temple University. After graduating I worked for a geotechnical engineering firm and the Philadelphia Water Department for four years. These were all great experiences but it was really the life, character, and beauty of the city that captivated me. I decided to follow my passion and pursue a Masters of Architecture degree at the University of Maryland. I am currently in my third year of the Path B program and will graduate in December of 2017.



Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore, MD, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2017 - current

AECOM DC Metro +, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

Prepared and submitted select projects to AIA competitions using InDesign and Photoshop. Developed topographic models in Revit for 3D printing and digital modeling. Created mixed media study models for presentations. Collaboratively developed renderings for a mixed use high rise building in Baltimore City using Photoshop.

Jul 2016 - current

Smolen Emr Ilkovitch, Rockville, MD, US, Architectural Intern

Conducted furniture quality inventories at two Baltimore County Public Schools. Developed Excel reports for tracking type, count, and condition of furniture in each classroom. Revised feasibility studies using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA, US, Civil Engineering Specialist

Acted as project leader for Event Detection Software (EDS) implementation. Supervised site characterization team for the Contamination Warning System (CWS) project. Monitored lab data and real-time online data using excel based applications and data management software to ensure water quality throughout the distribution system. Developed plans and collected samples for specialized investigations and studies. Compiled reports and graphs to aid in decision making regarding treatment and distribution practices. Responded to customer complaints by taking calls, conducting inspections, sampling, and reviewing data.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2014

GeoStructures, Inc., King of Prussia, PA, US, Civil Engineer

Conducted material testing of concrete, grout, and mortar for quality control purposes. Inspected footings, piers, building pads, and masonry walls for proper dimensions and reinforcement. Performed density testing for asphalt and backfill to ensure compaction. Performed fireproofing inspection and conducted water leakage testing. Conducted steel bolting and welding inspections. Interacted and managed relations with clients and contractors on a daily basis. Prepared detailed daily inspection reports using Excel. Conducted laboratory testing for soils including moisture content, sieve analysis, and standard proctor.

Jun 2010 - Apr 2011


University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - current

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Sep 2005 - May 2010


Architecture Deans Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Architecture Deans Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Klatskin Foreign Travel Endowment, Scholarship


Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Project Award, 1st Place

Design of and Earth Dam Using Plastic Waste


Areas of Specialization