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Joshua Swasey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB is a project architect with Phase Zero Design. Originally from Strafford, NH, Josh attended Keene State College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He then received his Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and now resides in Abington, MA. Josh enjoys designing spaces that positively impact people’s everyday lives, and believes a successful project delivers a meaningful space for both owners and users.
Outside the office, Josh loves woodworking, building, and creating art. Passionate about the natural environment and conserving water resources, he also enjoys fishing and gardening in his free time!

 

What is the most important tool of your trade, and why?

Trace paper, pen, and pencil: they are integral parts of my design and documentation process. Drawing by hand gives me a physical connection to the design process and a better understanding of how to potentially shape the space.

Describe your dream project.

My dream project would be an art studio or an installation/experimental space, similar to Meow Wolf, Burning Man, or other interactive art installations and experiences. I would like to use my architectural knowledge to create experiential spaces that are out of the ordinary and leave memorable impressions on users.

Describe the moment you realized architecture was for you.

Working as a carpenter after high school, I realized that I loved construction and building things. However, the trades did not allow me the creative expression I sought in physical constructs. Architecture allowed me to design and ultimately build things while exercising my creative side as well.

Massachusetts

35 Pond Park Rd. Bay 16
Hingham, MA 02043
781-452-7121

Connecticut

8 Wilcox St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-264-1624

North Carolina

128 Towerview Ct.
Cary, NC 27513
919-800-0997