Justin Risher

Justin Risher

Savannah, GA, US



Creativity is a powerful characteristic, a stimulating ability evolving from our own originalities
and perspectives. Creativity gives me the ability to fuse the surreal to reality, generating my
own unique designs. This self expression helps define me as a unique individual.

Having a fascination for how things are interlocked has furthered my outlook on life. This
ranges from a personal computer to the way a building is constructed. Being focused with
every detail as I design is one way I illustrate my ideas successfully. A fascination with the
details on how things are put together has followed me throughout my life.

It is a passion for detailed architecture that has kept my ambitions soaring. Attending three
universities has given me various perspectives that demonstrate an appreciation for the
built environment. Vincennes University provided me with the ground work for construction
documents. Southern Illinois University provided myself with the ability to layer more
knowledge of construction details and artwork. After my undergraduate work, I decided
to attend Savannah College of Art and Design where I have received a balance of creativity
and technical drawings. Architecture is a compelling and dominant force that has given me
a sense of direction. It is my personal belief that architecture helps lay the groundwork for
success and accomplishment in the future.



True Design Studios, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, US, Architectural Intern

Jul 2012 - current

CountryMark, Mount Vernon, IN, US, College Intern Supervisor

Supported the Information Technology Department. Converted workgroup computers to Windows 7, supervised other college interns on converting workgroup computers, and managed all employees with
work schedules to obtain proper Windows 7 training. Worked with Microsoft Dynamics in form
generation and data entry.

May 2009 - Aug 2010

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, Resident Assistant

Worked for University Housing as a Resident Assistant in Mae Smith Hall assisting residents on an
architectural emphasis floor. Assisted in resolving roommate conflicts, confronted violators of the
University Housing guide book, and strived to develop a living learning environment.

Aug 2008 - May 2009

AIA Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Office Assistant

Organized files, ordered office supplies, answered phones, wrote retention policies, and delivered
projects to neighboring architectural firms.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Architecture and Design Group, Mount Carmel, IL, US, Intern

Worked as a draftsman/ CAD technician. Assisted with making blueprints and working drawings.
Contributed shop drawings and preliminary drawings for residential and commercial projects.

May 2007 - Sep 2007

Borman Electric, Evansville, IN, US, Electrical Assistant

Benefited architecturally as an electrician assistant helping with wiring and running wires through homes and businesses. Worked on electrical control panels for Berry Plastics.

May 2006 - Sep 2006


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - current

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, US, Architectural Studies

Aug 2005 - May 2007


Graduate Urban Design Project, Honorable Mention


Projects Collected for NAAB Accreditation at Savannah College of Art and Design, Award


Outstanding Resident Assistant of Southern Illinois University, 1st Place

Awarded recognition for being the best resident assistant out of 150 resident assistants campus wide.


Outstanding Senior, 1st Place

Vincennes University, Outstanding Senior Award, nominated by my peers for being the most influential and most knowledgeable.


Architectural Academics Award, 1st Place

Vincennes University, Architectural Academics Award, nominated by my professors for being the most influential and most knowledgeable of the freshmen class.


Areas of Specialization