Joshua Smith’s passion with architecture began at a young age – watching his father weld steel together on high-rise structures. Joshua began designing and drawing dream houses when he was only ten years old. From that point on, he knew he wanted to be an Architect.
Joshua graduated from Woodbury University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Architecture. During his time at Woodbury University, he had the opportunity to study under some of San Diego’s most influential architects, including Teddy Cruz, Catherine Herbst, and Ted Smith. He spent a semester in South Korea studying the architecture and culture of an emerging first world country.
Joshua spent the first eleven years of his professional career working for Stratos Form architects. Joshua took on the role of Project Manager at Stratos Form after graduation and specialized in digital 3-D rendering and Photoshop for the firm. During that time Joshua produced design and construction documents for over 1,000,000 SF of commercial space and well over 20 custom designed residences. In 2012 Joshua joined Douglas Pancake Architects as a Project Manager. The firm specializes in Senior Multi-Family Housing and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Joshua gained valuable experience working with different types of construction materials and building types, as well as working with specialized agencies such as OSHPD and HUD.
In 2009 Joshua realized his early childhood dreams, and became a California State licensed Architect. He received an NCARB certificate, allowing him to acquire an architectural license throughout the United States of America and Canada. Joshua became a LEED® Accredited Professional with specialization in Green Building Design and Construction to promote sustainable building design and environmental concerns.
Joshua Smith is also a member of The One Percent, a pro-bono organization connecting non-profit organizations to architecture firms.