Jahim Baskerville is a Bachelor of Design Studies candidate at the BAC, concentrating in Design Computing. Educated at the University of Connecticut and Parsons School of Design prior to attending the BAC, Jahim has practiced graphic design, sculpture, painting, sound production and advertising in New York City and Atlanta. After 10+ years of 2-D print design, he became interested in working in 3-D/sculptural environments. He enrolled at the Boston Architectural College to further his design studies.
Born in New Haven, CT, Jahim was introduced to drawing, painting, film, sculpture and music at the early age of five. He continued these interests throughout high-school and into college. From designing t-shirts that raise awareness for Haiti, to conceptualizing transit-oriented redevelopment of blighted urban neighborhoods, creating realistic architectural renderings for city wide art installations, Jahim brings bold, effective, context-sensitive plans to life.
Jahim's background has influenced his work as a designer by sharpening his skill-set and enabling him to develop a unique outlook on architecture as a whole. In regards to typography, the negative/positive space within and beyond type has especially been of high interested. As a sculptor, he has always been a huge fan of artists such as Isamu Noguchi, Hans Arp and Alexander Calder. His goal is to nurture his own style from a vast design background in hopes of creating solutions for future architectural issues.
Jahim is a leader of the BAC's National Organization of Minority Architects (BACNOMAS) chapter as Vice President (2012-2013) and previously as Director of Public Relations (2011-2012). His most positive (and ongoing) experiences are mentoring fellow students at the BAC and local high-schools.
Recently, Jahim's collaborative work has landed him national recognition. With teammates Delia Gott, David Hansen, and Christopher McIntosh, Jahim placed 3rd in the 2011 NOMAS Atlanta Transit Competition. Jahim and his team (Andrew Adamopoulos, Mathew Cleary, and Tim Severo) took first place in the 2011 SHIFTboston BCA's Occupy 539 Competition as well.
Jahim is immersed in the world of practice through freelance work.