Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor

Princeton, NJ, US



Architecture unites local natural conditions, culture, and materials in order to provide a means through which contemporary living can exist.  My goal is to practice this idea through ongoing research into new materials, construction methods, and technologies.



JZA+D, Project Manager

- developing construction documents and following through CA phase for commercial fit outs, high-end hospitality, and single family residential projects
- coordinating drawings with engineers and other consultants
- going on site visits/generating punch lists
- doing field measurements
- generating 3D models and renderings for most projects going through the firm
- assisting in the development and presentation of projects
- laying out boards for competitions and exhibits
- assisting and supervising interns

Mar 2010 - current

University of Florida, Intern Architect / Graphic Designer

- worked for both the School of Architecture and the Design Center affiliated with it;
- developed design proposals and construction documents for residential projects and additions to the university;
- gathered information for and laid out three publications of graduate student work;
- laid out posters and brochures for exhibits

Oct 2008 - Dec 2010

Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Intern Architect

- participated on an international urban design competition with firm;
- researched site conditions and culture;
- explored concepts independently through physical models;
- diagrammed existing and proposed conditions;
- generated 2D drawings for the project

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Traverso-Vighy Architetti Associati, Intern Architect

- developed construction documents for several projects including a 900 sq. m. showroom, a temporary exhibit kiosk, and a range of LED lights;
- assisted in the development and presentation of projects through physical and 3D modeling;
- created presentation boards for competitions and exhibits;
- followed the construction of several small residential and retail projects

Aug 2005 - Jul 2006

Schenkel & Shultz, Inc. (SchenkelShultz Architecture), Intern Architect

- worked during summer breaks from undergraduate school from 2001 to 2005;
- worked on construction documents and as-builts;
- put together marketing proposals;
- made physical models for presentations;
- went on site visits for public schools and university projects

May 2001 - Jun 2005


University of Florida, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture with an emphasis on Sustainable Design

Aug 2006 - Dec 2008

University of Florida, BArch, Design in Architecture

Bachelor of Design in Architecture with a Minor in Italian Studies, Cum Laude

Aug 2001 - May 2005


Urban Project being Exposed at the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Nomination

The project I designed and built with Architecture for Humanity Studio NY was selected to be exposed during this year's Venice Architecture Biennale at the American Pavilion.


pARTners Track NYC DOT Urban Arts Program, 1st Place

Winner of design/build competition put on by NYC DOT working for Architecture for Humanity NY Studio. Project was a small installation in the Bronx, and it has been built.


Revitalization of Porto's River Front, Honorable Mention

Ideas competition for urban design for the city of Porto, in Portugal. All work was done while working for Andrade Morettin Arquitetos.


Areas of Specialization