Justin Lacko

Architect MAA, Cand. arch.
MA Arch. ('16), B. Env. D. ('10)
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I work at the intersection of technology and interaction. As a designer I look for the best ways to simplify our interactions with complex systems so that the focus is on the experience instead of the tech, and my architectural work takes advantage of technology in order to create playful, immersive spaces.

Many of my projects adapt natural landscapes and elements of nature into their narratives, forging intimate connections between ourselves and the spaces we inhabit. This fascination with landscapes has also led me to experiment with sound, through physical and experiential means. I continuously seek out untold stories and how I can share them through my work.


Skills

  • Interaction design, interaction prototyping, and storyboarding
  • Product management from design, technical, and business-related perspectives
  • Innovation development, workshop management, tech teaching
  • Management of product vision from planning to development
  • Identification of product needs and functions
  • User interface design, wireframing, acceptance testing
  • Sketching and ideation - view samples
  • HTML, CSS, embedded prototyping (Arduino)
  • Bugtracker management and reporting (Redmine)
  • Architectural and technical project management and coordination
  • Architectural rendering, model fabrication, and digital modeling
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, Rhinoceros, VRay, AutoCAD, ArcGIS
  • Familiar with circuit schematics, board design, prototyping, soldering, and assembly

Employment

Product manager & Interaction designer, MODOS

Holstebro, Denmark - 2016-Present

Architectural Intern, schmidt hammer lassen architects

Aarhus, Denmark - 2014

Architectural Technician, MCM Architects Inc.

Winnipeg, Canada - 2012-2013

Architectural Technician, David Goyer Architecture

Winnipeg, Canada - 2010-2012

Design Consultant, Sputnik Architecture

Winnipeg, Canada - 2010

Research Assistant, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Canada - 2009-2011


Education

Master of Art in Architecture

Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
2013-2016
Thesis: Social architecture for the international traveler

Bachelor of Environmental Design

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
2006-2010
Thesis: Ultrasonic architecture: Formalising spatial phenomena

International Baccalaureate Diploma (High school)

Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Winnipeg, Canada
2002-2005


Applications

  • Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, VRay, AutoCAD, SketchUp, ArcGIS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • EAGLE, Arduino IDE
  • Redmine, Podio
  • LibreOffice suite

Programming languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Beginner Python, C/C++, JavaScript

Languages

  • English - native
  • French, Japanese - intermediate
  • Danish - beginner
  • Russian & Ukrainian - written pronunciation