Joseph Lyman

Joseph Lyman

Los Altos, CA, US



Ready to begin work immediately, eager to apply my knowledge and skills to contribute toward your goals.



ACS Architects, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Job Captain


Jun 2012 - current

FoxLin Architects, Capistrano Beach, CA, US, Designer

Art Installation design and development, put together a proposal package to be submitted to the Coachella Design Review Board for 2013. Also participated in design meetings and discussions regarding various proposals.

Mar 2012 - May 2012

Spiral Paper Tube Company, Pico Rivera, CA, US, Creative Designer

Develop alternative uses for paper tubes. Created a modern rendition of the "log cabin" contructed from paper tubes. Will continue to develop creative content to contribute to their blog.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Brandon Architects, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, US, Designer

Commercial interior branding and design. Design custom wall art for the conference room that reflects the sustainable values and strategies held by BA. Project in development...

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Private Residence, Sausalito, CA, US, Designer

Provided schematic sketches, design development and construction documents for a remodel and small addition to existing kitchen.

May 2011 - Jul 2011

Coldwell Banker, Los Altos, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Marketing and graphic design consulting for a high-end listing in Los Altos Hills; included photography, copy writing, developing brochures/flyers/mailers, and a website.

Apr 2011 - Apr 2011

L&D Group, San Antonio, TX, US, 3D Modeler

3D visualization for two projects; constructed physical models for physical therapy addition in Newport Beach and a schematic model for a 3 story SNF in Indio.

Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

Gregg Maedo + Associates, Orange, CA, US, Designer

Designed, managed, and completed projects, which involved initial conceptual development, the creation of working drawings, and carrying project through the completion of construction. Worked with consultants, clients, jurisdictional officials, and coworkers.

Mar 2009 - Nov 2010

SEED People's Market, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Designer/Vendor

Designed and manufactured a furniture series promoting eco-effective designs for display and sell.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2010

Coldwell Banker, Los Altos, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Marketing and graphic design consulting for a high-end listing in Sausalito, included photography, copy writing, creating brochures/flyers/mailers, and a website.

Nov 2008 - Jan 2009

Private Residents, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Construction Manager

Management services; included replacement of all existing windows, removal of carpeted areas, replacement of ~200 sqft of damaged hardwood flooring, finishing and sealing exposed hardwood floor.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Donald Lee Avery Architecture, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, Arch. Draftsperson

Assisted architect throughout multiple phases for the 20-year master plan of Dunn School; photography, graphics, redline corrections, attended consultant and client meetings.

Feb 2004 - Aug 2004

Haniway Company, Sunnyvale, CA, US, Jr. Deisgner

Responsible for schematic and design development for single family homes and small commercial projects, assisted Sr. Designer through all phases of project development to attaining building permits.

Jun 2002 - Feb 2004


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Cal Poly is known for its "learn by doing" education philosophy that encourages students to solve real-world problems by combining classroom theory with experiential laboratory exercises. Working on projects like creating a water collection system using bioremediation for the favelas of Brazil, or developing a low-income medium density housing prototype for the elderly, or hosting student furniture design exhibitions all contributed to my growing knowledge and skills. Go Mustangs!


Sep 2003 - Dec 2008


Design 'N Gather, 1st Place

Mosaic design competition


Chorro Creek Housing Student Competition, 3rd Place

Prepared a comprehensive proposal for a $2,000,000 low-income housing model. Collaborated with client, future inhabitants, and construction management students to prepare submittal.


AIAS Chair Affair 2006, 2nd Place

Monetary award for 2nd place, included a trip to the ICPF convention in Chicago
Published in AIAS Crit issue 62, AIAS website, Cal Poly's Mustang Daily (052506), and Cal Poly's CAED website
Circuit Tour - AIA Convention in Los Angeles, National Building Museum in Washington DC, Green Scene in San Diego, and ICPF Convention in Chicago.


VELLUM Furniture Design Competition, Honorable Mention

This event provided a venue for students to present/display products and meet with local community professionals.


Areas of Specialization