Jacob Zindroski

Jacob Zindroski

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Experienced professional with an emphasis in additive research. Demonstrated history of electromechanical assembly, robotics, 3D printing, CNCing, CAD modeling, and design engineering. Led a multitude of projects in consumer goods, advanced architectural fabrication technology, city and building planning, and temporary architectural structures, all of which add a holistic approach to his problem solving method. Worked and collaborated with Adidas, Walt Disney Imagineering, Arup, and Engineering Associates. Was awarded a residency at Autodesk for further research of tailored reinforcement of concrete 3D printing. Worked, studied, and lived in Japan, Germany, Boston, Wyoming, and Los Angeles. Seeking to expand my personal involvement in implementing advanced technological integration to fabrication.



NexLoop, Stuttgart, DE, Engineering and Fabrication Consultant

• Engineered and fabricated working prototypes of concept systems using primarily additive technologies for water capture.
• Engaged with various engineers and vendors to expand the design for manufacturing.
• Developed drawings and schematics for the completion of a water capture prototype that won Make it in Brooklyn Innovation Award and the Ray of Hope prize.

Jan 2017 - Jul 2019

ICD/ITKE, Stuttgart, DE, Research Assistant

• Responsible for sketching and CAD of systems to be used for material validation of composites using destructive and non destructive testing.
• Collaborated in the completion of 1:1 architectural scale pavilions for ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2017-18, BUGA Fibre Pavilion 2019, ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018, and Segmented Timber Shell.
• Responsible for the operation of a custom cable robot for research project of ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018.
• Mentored under PhD.Karola Dierichs for the completion of the ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018 and under PhD.Maria Yablonina for the completion of Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures.

Sep 2017 - Nov 2018

Stereo.Bot, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer Engineer II

• Engineered new parametric modeling techniques using a node based algorithm for the purposes as a design method, fully adopted in the company’s operations.
• Wrote and executed work instructions of new software tools. Taught and presented methods for its implementation.
• In the course of a year, produced several temporary architectural installations used across the United States.
• Created construction drawings and executed fabrication of robotically tooled steel joints for space frame structures.

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

SNL Creative, Stuttgart, Shop Lead/Designer

• Expanded the company’s capabilities by adding new design services to help and implement use of laser and robotic tools.
• Executed designer and engineer requirements to produce physical prototypes. Generated 3D files used to relay final project specs to supply chains and fabricators.
• Responsible for running, maintaining, and operating multiple additive technologies; ranging from polyjet, FFF, DLP, and SLA machines.
• Developed maintenance records for serviceability that led to increased up time for in-house equipment.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

SCI_Arc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Teaching Assistant

Assisted in project development, research, grasshopper algorithm

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015


Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE, Masters, ITECH

[The MSc Programme Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, experiment-based programme shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.

The goal of the ITECH programme is to prepare students from different disciplines for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in architecture, as they merge the fields of design, engineering, construction and natural sciences. Coupling an intensive, critical and analytical approach to computational design, simulation and fabrication, the ITECH programme is focused on challenging the design space boundaries of current architectural and engineering practice. It seeks to provoke a re-examination of techniques, practices and theories of design in relation to the fields of engineering, robotics, digital manufacturing, material science and biology.]

Course description. See link.

Sep 2016 - Nov 2018

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), BArch, Architecture

[SCI-Arc teaches architects to engage, speculate, and innovate, to take the lead in reimagining the limits of architecture.

Our students and faculty critically examine the rich possibilities of the built environment. From design and materials to culture and experience, SCI-Arc asks questions regarding new theoretical constructs and designed realities to constitute possible futures. We contribute an imaginative, rigorous, and forward-thinking approach to help shape the future of the architectural profession.]

Course description. See link.

Sep 2010 - Apr 2015


Winning Entry, Award

Competition had our work exhibited in Miami, Florida for a month long gallery show.


Graduate With Distinctions, Award

For high GPA and work ethic while in school.


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