Tethering University Talent
With Global Urgency

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JI was born from a dream to rebuild the world

And we are just getting started.

This year, 6,350 students will graduate with architecture degrees from universities across the country. If these students dedicated university studio hours to humanitarian design projects, 6,858,000 hours would be dedicated to designing solutions to the greatest challenges facing our world.

By partnering student designers with local and global humanitarian organizations, JI provides sustainable design and construction methods to communities who need it most. We invest in the next generation of socially minded architects, engineers, and construction managers by addressing and anticipating the ecological, economic and social issues shaping the built environment today and tomorrow.

Because if we want a better world, we have to build one.

What We Do?

Human-Centered Design


By the numbers 

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“These young professionals are THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD CHANGERS. The Journeyman International model is innovative and business savvy. The US Green Build Council will continue to support and sponsor this effort.”

-Rick Fedrizzi, President USGBC

Our students work with clients to assess their greatest need and develop a design and construction game plan.


Bobo Dioulasso Vocational School

Marantha Hospital

Bekourou School

Zacamil Community Center

Bobo Dioulasso Agricultural School

Church and Disaster Relief Center

Film School Africa

Santiago Agriculture and Water Proposal

The Dorms at Vida Joven

Mairo Primary School

La Yaguita Church and Playground

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“JI empowered our organization giving us the technical and professional services needed to see our vision succeed.”

-John Lock, President Global Health Services

Our Services

These partners make it possible

Who we are?

We are JI

Meet our team who work tirelessly to provide opportunities for students and community partners across the globe.

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Daniel Wiens

Founder & President
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Andrew Goodwin

RED Studio Director
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Megan Snyder

2014/2015 Designer
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Trevor Chayce

2014/2015 Designer
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Anna Guenther

2014/2015 Designer
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Travis Cook

2014/2015 Designer
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Carly Althoff

2014/2015 Designer
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Kyle Rogers

2014/2015 Intern
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Meganne DesRosier

2014/2015 Designer
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Jonathan Allen

2014/2015 Designer
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Gilbert Garzon

2014/2015 Designer
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Nicole Thompson

2014/2015 Designer
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Jessica Kuhlman

2014/2015 Designer

Want to Join the JI Team?

Contact Us

Address: 1330 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States

Phone: 805.952.5469