Justin Lacko

Architect MAA, Cand. arch.
MA Arch. ('16), B. Env. D. ('10)
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As an architect, I like to explore how architecture and interactive technology can be used to create engaging and influential spaces. I work at the crossroads of architecture, human-computer interaction, and sociology to create work that engages people, with a common thread being the introduction of play to everyday experiences.

My passion for experiencing natural landscapes means that many of my projects recreate or adapt elements of nature into their narratives, helping to create intimate connections between ourselves and space. This fascination with landscapes also led me to experiment with sound, through physical but also experiential means. I continuously seek out untold stories and how I can share them through my work.

My other passions in life include a love for classical and avant-garde music, pipe organs, Stockhausen, and the geology of my home province of Manitoba, Canada.


Skills

  • Interaction design, interaction prototyping, and storyboarding
  • Product management from design, technical, and business-related perspectives
  • 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