Jillian Japka currently lives in Atlanta, GA. She is employed as a Purchasing Specialist at The RADCO Companies.
Jillian is also employed as the Social Media Manager at Max Strang Architecture. The firm’s Twitter account, @strangarchitect, has become a must-read for thousands of fans looking for the latest architecture and design news.
In her spare time, Jillian writes about architecture for the popular minimalist design website Minimalissimo. Her articles highlight the philosophical concepts behind this aesthetic and aim to promote the accessibility of a minimalist lifestyle.
Jillian was previously employed as a Purchasing Agent at US Construction. In this position she oversaw the purchasing phase of residential developments from pre-construction to appraisal. Jillian’s duties included: design development, project estimating, budget and schedule preparation, client presentations, contractor bidding, and contract negotiations.
Jillian received a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College in June, 2012. She concentrated in Architecture and Philosophy.
Her senior architecture project, entitled Race Street Walkway, is a comprehensive design for the restructure of an abandoned city street in Philadelphia. In 2012, the axonometric drawing and floor plan for Race Street Walkway were purchased for permanent collection by the Bennington College Acquisition Committee.
Jillian’s philosophy thesis, “Architecture for Art’s Sake: The Ethics of Starchitecture” explores architects’ ethical duties to their communities in the age of ‘starchitecture’. The full thesis is available in Bennington’s Crossett Library.
Feel free to contact Jillian at firstname.lastname@example.org.