Name

Gus Sinsheimer

About

EDUCATION:

Master of Architecture

2005-2009 University of Washington; Seattle, Washington

B.A. Environmental Studies/Geography

1998-2002 Middlebury College; Middlebury, Vermont

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Winner: Chair Affair 2008: best student design, best functional design

Winner: Design Build Challenge 2008: seattle homeless memorial

Tschlin: summer 2007 studio studying modern rural Swiss architecture

Danny Woo: design/build studio project featured in Architectural Record 10/2008

Casita: bamboo home design; construction consultation; Costa Rica. 2007

EXPERIENCE:

2011-Present

Architectural Associate - PJA Architects + Landscape Architects

  • architectural design for zoos, aquariums, and theme parks

    2010-Present

    Gus Built, a design/build general contractor
  • interior custom woodwork in SHED homes featured in Dwell
  • renovate and finish on Yeats Design woodturning studio
  • concrete/steel/ipe decks and railings
  • innovate phenolic plywood 'phone booths' in venture capital office


    2009-Present

    Instructional Technician in UW Built Environments workshop
  • co-instructor for furniture studio
  • hands-on guidance for numerous architecture courses
  • designed and built furniture and cabinetry for CBE


    2008

    Teaching Assistant for Steve Badanes’ neighborhood design/build studio


    2006-2009

    Graduate Student Assistant in UW Built Environments workshop


    2002-2010

    Design/Build Services - Seattle, New York, California, Vermont, Maine
  • renovation, furniture, cabinets, framing, finish, decks, gates, concrete


    2004-2005

    Carpenter with New England Build & Design, Freeport, Maine.
  • apprenticed with master craftsman. Renovation, new construction


    2004

    Project Manager at Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica.
  • built solar shower, guest house, barn, and more using site-milled wood, bamboo, stones, and cob
  • worked with locals, learned spanish


    2002-2003

    Carpenter with Richard Beller Architect, San Luis Obispo, California
  • apprenticeship with architect/contractor, crafting custom homes


    2001

    Intern at Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, Vermont
  • studied sustainable materials, design philosophies, and renewable energy
  • renovated campus facilities and assisted classes.

SKILLS:

  • strong design and building capability, with understanding of material assemblies
  • Proficient: Sketchup, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office
  • Familiar: AutoCAD, Rhino, Revit, Vectorworks, GIS
  • Avid photographer

Specialties

  • Design/Build
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Fabrication