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