JUSTIN BIRT | DESIGNER

jbirt@embarcstudio.com

Justin comes from a small paper mill town in northern Maine and is influenced by a family history of carpentry.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 2001 and has been licensed as a professional engineer since 2008.  Since 2001 he’s spent the bulk of his time as a structural engineer and in 2014 he began to explore architecture as a possible new path.    

Justin graduated from the Boston Architectural College with a Master of Architecture and he has more than year of architectural experience working on a range of projects – from hospitality to academic.  His previous experience is very insightful and influences his creative process in thoughtful, pragmatic ways.  He cares deeply about details and craftsmanship, the intersection of traditional and digital fabrication techniques, as well as environmentally conscious architecture that fosters relationships through cultural experiences.  

Justin lives in Boston with his wife and their dog.  In Justin’s free time he enjoys exercising, traveling, photography, brewing, and spending time with family and friends.