Austin Kotting

Austin Kotting

Cleveland, OH, US



My field is public space. The tools with which I work are architecture, installation design, digital interface design, graphics, and furniture design. 

For the last few years, I've been applying my architectural training [M.Arch / M.Urban Design, Kent State University, 2010] to freelance work, competitions, and acting as a one-man design department and project manager for a mobile software development firm in Cleveland. This breadth of experience and self-management has given me a valuable tool set that I'm looking to bring to bear on full-time architectural work. 


I'm at my best with a short deadline, a tough problem and plenty of coffee. Let's talk.



Robert Maschke Architects, Cleveland, OH, US, Designer

May 2013 - current

DXY Solutions, Cleveland, OH, US, Head Designer / Project Manager

DXY makes enterprise and mass-market software for mobile devices. Our clients have included multinational corporations, not-for-profit organizations, public universities, and small businesses.

I led clients and software developers through the process of translating functional needs into an end product of effective, well-designed, easy-to-use software.

Dec 2010 - Mar 2013

Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, OH, US, Intern

Produced and edited design documents for all phases of construction on a variety of institutional and civic projects. Built models and created renderings, plans and diagrams for client review.

Clients included Oberlin College, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Cleveland Public Library.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

Payto Architects, Inc., Cleveland, OH, US, Intern

Produced presentation documents and design mockups for several large institutional and commercial projects. Created design iterations in model and drawing form for internal and client review.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Kent State University Office of the University Architect, Kent, OH, US, Student Intern

Produced up-to-date reference drawings of all campus buildings, maintained organization of all archived construction documents, and implemented FAMIS building maintenance tracking system.

Jan 2004 - Apr 2007


Kent State University, Cleveland, OH, US, MArch, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

Dual M.Arch / M. Urban Design degree. Thesis research focused on the shift of cartography from tool of administration to medium of social exchange and the resultant possibilities for the discipline of planning.

Aug 2007 - May 2010

Kent State University, Kent, OH, US, Bachelors, BS Arch

Aug 2003 - May 2007

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