Joseph Rice

Joseph Rice

Madison, WI, US



I am an Architectural Designer (MArch Graduate Dec. 2010) with a strong focus on ecological design principles.

I have worked in the Summerfest Design Department at Milwaukee World Festival Inc. for 2 years. Prior to that I worked for the University Architects and Planning Department at UW-Milwaukee.

My MArch Thesis project was based around a University operated Athletic Park that tied together Milwaukee's neighborhoods and University community around sport and ecological conservation. In Graduate school I was also the Construction Manager for the UWM Solar Decthlon team nicknamed Meltwater.


Architectural Drafting and Rendering | Ecological Design | Advanced Skills in: AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Kerkythea, V-ray, IDX, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator | Architectural Photography



Knothe & Bruce Architects, Madison, WI, US, Intern

Jun 2013 - current

Milwaukee World Festival Inc. (Design Dept.), Milwaukee, WI, US, Designer

I have worked on New Capital Projects for the Summerfest Grounds including: new stage locations and lay-outs, new building construction, and new landscaping. My duties also included: gathering field measurements, stage spotting and location verification, invoice processing, and festival mapping.

May 2011 - Nov 2012

Delaware North Companies, Milwaukee, WI, US, Catering Porter

I worked for Sportservice-Milwaukee at Miller Park as a Catering Porter and assistant to the Catering Manager.

My Duties included:
Delivery of food and beverage, general cleaning and maintenance of catering facilities and equipment, customer service liaison, supervisor of events and staff, limited food preparation, and creating a fun and enjoyable environment for guests.

Apr 2001 - Oct 2011

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Architectural Assistant

My primary duties included preliminary construction documents for on campus remodeling, the development of space management plans, collecting on-site measurements and information, and making updates on our website.

I also worked on some graphic designs for both UW-System and on-campus publications produced by our office, repair and scanning of original plan document sets, and oversaw and coordinated the moving of offices to different locations on campus.

Dec 2008 - Mar 2011


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, MArch, Architecture - Ecological Concentration

I completed my MArch Degree - Ecological Concentration at SARUP in the Winter of 2010.

MArch Thesis:
My Thesis project titled: Cambridge Gardens: A Recreational and Athletic Park for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was based around a University operated Athletic Park that tied together Milwaukee's neighborhoods and University community around sport and ecological conservation.

This thesis needed to be more than just a mere sporting arena/park design, as a University, a leadership role would need to be assumed in various social issues, economic, and environmental impacts. These were reflected in my Site Development, physical ties to the community at large, and Building Design

Solar Decathlon:
We strove to take our building entry, "Meltwater," to another level by designing it to carbon neutral standards.

I came into the project in the 3rd semester which encompassed design development and later construction documentation. Myself and two of my colleagues became the lead architecture students for the remainder of the project.

I became the Construction Manager for the competition in the spring of 2009. Besides making construction documents and detailed shop drawings, my specific duties entailed: coordinating a construction zone on campus, arranging transportation and heavy equipment (scaffolding, forklifts, front-end loaders, etc.), coordinating move-in on the Mall in Washington DC and managing our on-site tools and equipment.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, Architecture

In addition to my Studies I was a full member in the UWM Panther Band (basketball pep band) and became the Low Brass Section Leader. I was also a 4 year member in our AIAS chapter.

Sep 2004 - May 2008

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