Joshua Perez

Joshua Perez

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am an MArch graduate, second in my class, from Kansas State University. I have a bit over two years of formal office experience working on international projects with SOM Chicago and NBBJ New York City.  

During school I acquired nearly 2 years of Design + Build experience with BoxLab Inc. by participating in concept design - construction of contemporary housing and commercial designs.

Recently I have been acting as a volunteer partner with OpenSimSim, an open-source network for architecture and design and coordinated the New York City node event during our global design collaborative, OpenJapan. 



OpenSimSim, Partner (Volunteer)

OpenSimSim offers everyone the opportunity to be a part of the design and building process of urban and architectural projects - from needs or wishes to implementation and revision. It is a community driven platform which offers the possibility to share ideas, concepts, experience and knowledge, and to inspire people throughout the design process. We are currently working on launching the platform's first module.

Volunteer U.S. Partner that assists with idea generation and marketing. Coordination of sponsors and venues for events hosted in New York City. Coordination of book documentation and recording of initiatives. Assist with writing and proofreading of media releases.

Jan 2011 - current

NBBJ, Project Designer

Designer - Team member on Dalian China master plan competition, chosen for winning urban plan. Responsible for creating visuals, diagrams and assisting with presentation book layout and coordination.

Part of design team working on Sudirman 23, a 220M tall office tower in Jakarta, Indonesia. Responsible for graphics, lobby design and curtainwall design. Schematic thru 100% Design Development.

Dec 2010 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant. During my time at SOM I worked on 5 projects based in China. Ranging from concept design of a large CBD to Ningbo Bank of China tower and podium. Participated in producing presentation visuals for concept and schematic design presentations and working through DD sets for coordination with structure and MEP.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

BoxLab, Designer + Builder

BoxLab provides design services ranging from initial concept schemes through finished built projects. On site making active design decisions to improve projects as being built. This creates a richer, more informed product in the end.

Designer + Builder. Participated in the concept and schematic design process of new construction contemporary housing design and interior commercial remodels. Project and construction management experience as well as familiarity with hands on construction process involving poured concrete work, framing, landscaping, and finishing.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2010


Kansas State University, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture, w/honors
Laser Club Officer
Environmental Design Student Association, Representative
WA Community, Student Editor
Unite by Design, Creator, Coordinator

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Heintzelman Prize, 1st Place

Annual Kansas Sate University, College of Architecture, Planning & Design Heintzelman Competition.
First place for top thesis project.

Replace: 122
Contemporary strategies for single-family residential housing within traditional neighborhoods and societies.

Photos and illustrations of the work can be seen at:


AIA Certificate of Excellence in the Study of Architecture, 2nd in Class, Award

College of Architecture, Planning & Design
Ranked 2nd in Class GPA.


Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership, Service & Merit, Award

Bronze Medal Recipient

Since 1914, Alpha Rho Chi, the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts, has promoted the profession of architecture by encouraging students to excel. To honor their achievements, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal is offered each year to over 100 schools of architecture, whose faculty select a graduating senior they feel best exemplifies these qualities.
In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment." The Fraternity provides the medal to selected schools of architecture throughout the country to be awarded to the graduating senior who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal is awarded annually to graduating seniors at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada and at schools with an active chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, and is judged by the faculty of that school of architecture as best exemplifying these qualities.
The members of Alpha Rho Chi firmly believe strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers to the architectural professions. It is vital to our efforts to produce individuals committed to public service, as well as individuals committed to maintaining Architecture and the Allied Arts as noble professions. We also assert that high scholastic achievement is not necessarily an accurate measure of leadership or service. The Alpha Rho Chi Medal commends those students who show true professional merit beyond the design studio and their academic career.


CAPD Annual Rendering Competition, 1st Place

Mixed Media - Mapping submission, using layers of laser-cut acrylic and construction paper to map out the contextual and environmental issues of a given site for a particular project.


Bayer Stone Design Competition, 1st Place

First annual Bayer Stone Design Competition. Design theme was a "Monument to the Forgotten Architect"

Awarded first prize, cash prize, and originally was supposed to be constructed, but due to zoning issues this was not realized.


Honoree - Bowman Forum Design Competition, Nomination

Annual Bowman forum 3rd Year design competition finalist.


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