Josh Petersen

Architectural Intern

Josh Petersen

Architectural Intern

Josh grew up in Lincoln, NE, and from a young age developed a passion for designing and making things. Getting chances to travel to places like China, India, Kenya and Europe, Josh has experienced many different cultures and works to incorporate this experience into his own design. Having recently graduated from the University of Nebraska, he is now working as an intern at BVH and is taking some time to further explore his interests in the field of architecture before heading back to school for his master’s degree.

Josh is primarily interested in how design can be a tool to build communities and bring people together. He is passionate about people and strives to create architecture that is locally integrated. Along with pursuing these interests at BVH, he also hopes to utilize the skills he learns in communities around the world.

When Josh is not in the office you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Victoria. Together they like to travel, go kayaking, build furniture, and go on spontaneous adventures with friends.

 

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Narok, Kenya

What are you optimistic about?
I believe that if you are passionate about something and you pursue it with diligence, you can really make anything happen.

How do you engage in your community?
I currently work with a nonprofit company in Lincoln called the Hope Venture, where I help to provide education, food, and other basic necessities to impoverished people in Lincoln and around the world. I also invest my time leading a high school house group from my church.

What is your area of interest or research?
Community-based design and lo-fab (locally fabricated) design.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is the local makers around the world who use their limited resources to solve problems and extract beauty.