Describe a typical GT3 working day in the life of Josh:
E-mails, E-mails, E-mails! With a little bit of technical drawing in between. The projects I typically get involved in are from late stage 3 onwards so most of my time is spent around delivering technical packages and resolving on site issues with contractors. In between that, I usually spend some time developing Dynamo scripts and parametric Revit components to speed up the standard workflow for people. Also training/revising for my Building Biology Consultancy qualification.
Why did you become a Technologist?
I became a technologist by chance! Long story short, I didn’t get onto the architecture course and fell into architectural technology through clearance, I thought I’d give it a go and here I am. I’ve had an interest in building things and architecture since I was little so architecture always felt like a natural profession for me. It turns out I’m much more orientated towards the technical design of a building than the concept stages, so landing on technology was definitely the right choice for me.
Before working at GT3 what was the most unusual, or interesting job you’ve ever had?
While I was at university, I spent three summers (between each year) “working” at a summer camp in North Carolina, USA, on a camp America program. I say work loosely as it was essentially a paid vacation for 9 weeks each time in the sun while doing all of the fun activities with the campers on site, kayaking 2/3 hours a day, rock climbing, swimming, water-skiing. You name it, we did it!
Do you have a favourite quote?
“The accumulation of small achievements is the only way to do something incredible.”
― Fumio Sasaki
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?
I think I’d choose Alex Honnold, the professional free climber, on the day he climbed El Capitan in Yosemite park without ropes. It would be really cool to be that good and confident at climbing, which I love doing, while still being able to enjoy it without the fear that most ordinary people would feel.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…
I love to go bouldering, mostly indoors but outdoors when the weather is good. I’ve been in a few bands, mostly playing piano which is my first instrument, but also playing bass guitar and double bass in the university orchestra.
I also lived in the Czech republic for a few months on my year out from university, I was working at an architecture practice designing bespoke houses.