JUICEKITCHEN DESIGN WORKSHOP
Simply put, we design simple, meaningful and beautiful spaces and structures for you!
Architects are trained to be spatial visionaries. We believe that the engagement of an Architect creates a level of refinement and elegance in the spatial arrangements of your environment. We work with space like clay in our hands. We form, shape and sculpt it. We at Juicekitchen Design Workshop enjoy the challenge of realizing and synthesizing the unique set of design problems that exist for each project. No project is alike and we recognize this. Our environment in all its forms is precious, natural or man made. We have to shape our environment to work hard for us. We cannot waste it. We believe in utilizing the most accessible resources (both labor and material) to the greatest extent possible in order to achieve our goals. We look at the term sustainable in broad terms and not just in fulfilling measurable quantities.
Beauty, though often is in the eyes of the beholder, has to exist at multiple levels. Design has to be both beautiful and functional. Basically, it just has to work!
We live presently and believe in contemporary responses to our projects. This condition varies with every project and we do not subscribe to universal solutions. We aim to be sensitive, empathetic and creative.
We believe that good design is a right for all. We are interested and aim to service projects of all scales and budgets. However, from a scale of service point of view, we specialize in residential work (new construction and remodels) and small commercial interiors.
We feel that it is our professional responsibility to advise, educate and collaborate with our clients and partners in the most effective way possible. We are fully invested in each project regardless of scale. All projects are important to us and our goal is to create the best possible solution each time. We are truthful and honest in our opinions. We feel that one of the most important aspects of providing a service is to establish a high level of trust and respect between parties. The design and collaboration process should be enjoyable, educational and fulfilling.
Originally hailing from Singapore, Ju has made Santa Fe his home with his family since 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) in 1985 from the National University of Singapore before leaving for New York City to work as a junior designer in the firm of Buttrick White and Burtis Architects. He received his Masters of Architecture I from Syracuse University in 1993, winning the AIA Henry Adams Certificate and Medal for highest academic ranking in the graduate program.
He has lived and worked in the Architectural profession from New York City, Baltimore (MD) to Santa Fe (NM). From 2000-2008, Ju lived and worked in Singapore, maintained a free lance design practice while teaching Architecture and Interior Design at the National University of Singapore and LaSalle College of the Arts respectively. During that time, he also became a respected and active set/event designer in the Singapore arts scene. Since 2009, while living in Santa Fe, NM, Ju has maintained connections in Singapore and continues to travel there for work and family.
Ju is a registered Architect in the states of Maryland and New Mexico.
EDUCATION + QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Architect, New Mexico, USA, License # 005025
Registered Architect, Maryland, USA – License # 12200
NCARB Certification - #52,697
M. Arch. I, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies), National University of Singapore, Singapore
SELECTED PROJECT LIST - ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
Owner/Architect - Juicekitchen Design Workshop, LLC - focusing on Residential and Interior Design Services and Consultancy.
Single Family Residence - East Side Santa Fe, NM
A+A to Single Family Residence - Los Caminitos, Tesuque, NM
A+A to Single Family Residence, Alto St, Santa Fe, NM
A+A to Single Family Residence, Jose St Compound, Santa Fe, NM
Renovations to Single Family Residence, Este Lane, Santa Fe, NM
Design for the New Adaptive Sports Program Shed, Ski Santa Fe, NM
Master Plan Proposal to the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Interior Design Consultant - Index Design P/L, Singapore
Design Consultant on various residential projects - CL.K Architects, Singapore
Joo Chiat Place Residence
Sunset Heights Residence
Goldhill Rise Residence
Queen's Road Residence
Jalan Gelenggang Residence
Hansgrohe Flagship Store - Project Designer, in conjunction with Index Design Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Golden Village Cineplex, Katong Mall, Singapore - Concept Designer, in conjunction with Index Design Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Apartment Showcase Office Design, DLF Building, Panchkula, India - Schematic Design/Design Development, in conjunction with Index Design Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Friven & Co - Flagship Store
The Cutting Edge - One Studio Design Partnership
Various Residential Conceptual Design Services - In conjunction with CL.K Architects, Singapore
1998-2000 - with Craig Hoopes and Associates Architects, Santa Fe, NM
Bowl House, Santa Fe, NM
Carlton/Gancarz Residence, Santa Fe, NM
Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM
Centerstage Theatre, Baltimore, MD
Design Review Board - Las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM
1993-1997 - with Ziger/Snead Inc., Baltimore, MD
Numerous residential projects
Commercial Design Review - Inner Harbor Development, Baltimore, MD
Loyola College, Fine Arts Department Renovations, Baltimore, MD
1993 - with Design Development Group, Baltimore, MD
Designer - Various large scale commercial developments in Asia
Robertson Walk, Singapore - Project Design Team
1988-89 - with Buttrick White and Burtis Architects, New York City, NY
Boathouse and Restaurant on the Harlem Meer
Binn Residence, E 81st Street, NYC, NY
SELECTED PROJECT LIST - SET + EVENT DESIGN
"Tropicana - The Musical", Spare Room Productions, Singapore, Capitol Theatre, Singapore
"Delikatessen", Set Designer, Adobe Theater, Albuquerque
National Day Parade and Show, Singapore - Set Designer and Large Props Designer
I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE - Santa Fe reading of Eve Ensler's book.
Production Design/Art Direction/Production Team
Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Victor Victoria - Set Designer, Zebra Crossing Productions, Esplanade Theatre, Production / Set Design
National Day Parade and Show, Large Props Designer, Singapore
Singapore National Day Celebrations, Singapore
It's My Life! - Co-producer / Design Head (website: www.itsmylife.sg)
A process oriented original musical written for teens in Singapore
Producer, designer and coordinator of all design related activities
Teaching and mentoring of teen designers for the production
Turandot - Set Designer, The Singapore Lyric Opera, Esplanade Theatre, Singapoore
Jack and the Beansprout, Wild Rice Productions, Singapore Drama Centre, Singapore
The Marriage of Figaro, The Singapore Lyric Opera, Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Oi! Sleeping Beauty!, Wild Rice Productions, Singapore Drama Centre, Nominated for Best Set, 2006 Life! Theatre Awards
IOC Conference, Esplanade Theatre
The Dim Sum Dollies - Singapore's Most Wanted, Dream Academy Productions, Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Alladin!, Wild Rice Productions, Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
The Revenge of the Dim Sum Dollies, Dream Academy Productions, Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Making the Grade, Methodist Girls' School Musical, University Cultural Centre, Singapore
Cinderel-lah!, Wild Rice Productions, Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Nominated for Best Set, 2004 Life! Theatre Awards
Wild Rice Fundraisers, Set Design, Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
Association of Singapoore Actors Concert - University Cultural Centre, Singapore
Children's Voice Gold and Dinner Charity
Owner, Juicekitchen Design Workshop, LLC, Santa Fe NM
Independant Architectural + Interior Designer
Contract Consultant - Index Design Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Office Management, Design and Technical consulting, Project Management
Architectural Design Studio Master - 1st and 2nd Year Design Studio, National University of Singapore, Dept. of Architecture, Singapore
ONE Studio, Singapore - Partner, Architecture and Interiors
Interior Design Studio Master - Diploma Programme, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
Final Paper Advisor - B.A. (Interior Design), BIAD (Birmingham, UK) Programme, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts
Craig Hoopes & Associates Architects, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Ziger/Snead Inc. Architects, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Buttrick White & Burtis Architects, New York City, New York, Designer/Draftsperson
2016 - Present - Design Club, Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
July '01 - May '04 - LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Interior Design Department - Studio Leader, 2nd/3rd year design studio
Design and implementation of design problems.
July '01 - May '04 - LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Interior Design Department - B.A. (Interior Design) programme (conferreed by the BIAD, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK), Final Paper Development Module
Advisor to students' final research paper
Introductions to various design issues in theory and history
Guest design critic - Final Design Projects
July '00 - May '07 - National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture - Studio Instructor, 1st Year Studio
Design and implementation of studio design and skilling programmes for the 1sst year curriculum.
Accompanying students on their 1st year field trip to various neighouring Southeast Asian locations including Kuching (East Malaysia), Malacca (West Malaysia) and Angkor/Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Aug '07 - Dec '07 - National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture - Studio Instructor, 2nd Year Studio
Design and impementation of studio design projects for the 2nd year curriculum - emphasis on an introduction to site analysis and design response.
APPOINTMENTS + AWARDS
2017 - Winner, Santa Fe Heritage Preservation Award for Compatible Best New Construction
2005 - Nominated for Best Set, 2006 Life! Theatre Awards, Oi! Sleeping Beauty, W!ld Rice Productions
2003 - Nominated for Best Set, 2004 Life! Theatre Awards, Cinderel-lah!, W!ld Rice Productions
May 1993 - The Graduate School Masters Prize for the School of Architecture
May 1993 - The A.I.A. Henry Adams Certificate& Medal for the highest academic ranking
1991-93 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Freshman Design Studio, History of Architecture Survery, American Architecture
1991-92 - Full Graduate Academic Scholarship, Cutler Award (Florence, Italy)
c. 2012-15 - Volunteer and co-coordinator, Santa Fe Chapter, Architecture for Humanity
Sept-Oct 2008 - Volunteer - Casita Linda, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, http://www.casitalinda.org/
2000-2001 - Volunteer, Children's Voice, Singapore
1995 - Independant Illustrator
Developed 10 illustrations for "The Cultures of His Kingdon - Roger II and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo" by William Tronzo.
1994-97 - Volunteer, Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore, MD
1990-93 - Syracuse University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Architectural Design and History
1990-93 - Architecture Symposium Committee, The Architecture Journal, Dean Search 1990, Syracuse University
Fall 1991 - Architecture Program Aborad, Florence, Italy, Syracuse University