Josh Castellano is a student in the Bachelor of Architecture program. Josh served on Atelier for three years, and was Treasurer from 2009-2012. Prior to his arrival at the BAC in the Spring of 2009, Josh was CTO and Software Engineer at an Amazon.com company in North Reading, MA. He was also the CTO and Assistant to the Executive Director of Eagle Eye Institute, a non-profit organization in Somerville, MA, that advocates educating and empowering urban youth to become environmental leaders.
His interest in data analysis as an influential design tool shifted his interest from robotics engineering to sustainable architectural design. "The idea that ‘we do not have to get it right the first time' is treason to the very concept of thoughtful design. With the ever growing amount of information/data becoming more available to designers and people in general, there is absolutely no reason as to why one couldn't design anything right the first time around."
Josh is currently the Revit Manager at WRA Design. A small firm in Jamaica Plain that focuses on residential and hospitality design. He is also the principal of Castellano Interactive, a web development and graphic design firm in Somerville, MA.
He is the winner of the Richard Painter Scholarship for his essay on the difficulties of balancing Academics, Practice, and Financial Independence at the BAC.
As of now, Josh is a student of Philip Loheed's, AIA, The Art of Settlement Studio. "I couldn't have asked for a better studio. The whole point of the studio is to consider the vast amounts of information available and to design sustainable solutions using that data in real neighborhoods. It is a perfect match for me. I can't wait to see what our team comes up with."