John Vogtman

John Vogtman

Washington, DC, US

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Architect with experience working in the architecture, planning, civil engineering, and construction industry. Passionate about the interface between architecture and the city, urbanism, and sustainability. 



Ayers Saint Gross, Washington, DC, US, Associate Architect

Project Architect for international and local projects in the Cultural and Higher Education sectors. Develop documentation and presentation material for all phases of the design process. Coordinate with team members and consultants.

May 2021 - current

HOK, Washington, DC, US, Architect

Perform essential roles in each phase of design from programming and schematic design to construction documentation. Work independently and collaboratively on various Public Safety projects. Present project development to clients and stake holders both virtually and in person. Collaboratively work on marketing endeavors to communicate design through diagrams, drawings, presentations, and written descriptions that has contributed to a number of successful wins. Coordinate BIM modeling with consultants and project team members.

Jan 2018 - Apr 2021

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted in preparing for lectures and in class activities. Graded tests and homework assignments. Hosted office hours and review sessions to answer student questions.

Sep 2015 - Dec 2017

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

Collaborated with the Multifamily Housing, Planning, and Landscape Studios on a variety of projects at various design phases. Produced plans, diagrams, 3D printed models, and presentation documents to illustrate design intentions and spatial relationships for RFPs and UDARP Presentations. Worked with the Planning Studio to create illustrative master plans, site diagrams, and presentation documents for proposed mixed use communities. Developed a numbering system for tagging rooms in Revit for a mixed-use multifamily housing project in Baltimore. Created phasing diagrams and corresponding timeline for construction sequencing and scheduling.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

AECOM, 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 - Jan 2017

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, MD, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - Dec 2017

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

Sep 2005 - May 2010


Henry Adams Medal of Merit, Award


Architecture Deans Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


Architecture Thesis Award, 1st Place

Workshop of the World: Uniting Community and Creating Opportunity through Adaptive Reuse


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


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