Justin Park is native Texan, born in the West Texas city of San Angelo. He studied architecture at Texas Tech University
, where he won three consecutive annual West Texas Chapter AIA Scholarships. In 2003, he was personally selected by Dean Andrew Vernooy to represent the College of Architecture as a student participant in Brian MacKay-Lyon
's design/build workshop, Ghost
. In 2005 he moved to Dallas, where he started working for F&S Partners (now SmithGroup Dallas). In August of 2010 Justin started graduate school at the Tulane School of Architecture
, in New Orleans, with an emphasis on community engagement and design/build strategies.
During his tenure at F&S Partners, Justin designed a winning entry for Dallas Arboretum's Ultimate Tree House Competition. He later coordinated and led the efforts to build the tree house
on the Arboretum grounds. In addition to being a design team member of the Sports Recreation, Church and University Studios, Justin worked through all design phases on both large and small project types using CAD and BIM software. He later made a name for himself by creating graphic design elements for firm presentations, award submittals, RFQ submittals and any other major marketing effort.
At Tulane, Justin has been heavily involved with the Tulane City Center
. One specific project that he is proud of is Project Ish
. During that project, his main focus was on the design and construction of the butterfly roof. In the Fall of 2010, Justin helped found the School of Architecture Graduate Government
. He became President of the graduate government after the organization became part of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) in the Spring of 2011.
Justin enjoys trying to master the art of cooking pizzas, quesadillas, and spaghetti. He and his wife are likely be found traveling or attending local festivals that offer local crafts, food and music. Justin's free time is usually spent analyzing the magic of Pixar films and other great cinema as well as collecting letter-pressed and silk screened “gig” posters. Justin also has a love affair with books and will find any excuse for making his own using print on demand publishers such as blurb