AJ Taaca

Project Designer Seattle, WA


The exploration between the boundaries of land and water, built and natural, architecture and landscape has inspired AJ to be the passionate designer he is today. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to the built environment using the thoughtful integration of landscape, architecture, interpretation and art. He firmly believes that every element should tie into a well thought-out and clearly articulated conceptual narrative. AJ's elegant design solutions to complex architectural problems are rich in meaning and inspired by place. He seeks to create healthy, sustainable places that teach, exhibit, and create opportunities to learn and play.

AJ brings a set of varied experiences in all phases of project delivery--starting from the conceptual design to construction administration. At GGN, his design skills have been utilized in diverse projects. Gaining domestic and international experience, AJ's portfolio ranges from residential design to urban plazas. AJ holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Nevada and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington.


Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) | Project Designer
Seattle, Washington; May 2012 - Present

The Portico Group | Architectural Designer
Seattle, Washington; August 2010 - May 2012

UNLV Planning & Construction | Architectural Intern
Las Vegas, Nevada; September 2008 - May 2009

Friedmutter Group | Junior Designer
Las Vegas, Nevada; March 2007 - September 2008

Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects | Intern
Las Vegas, Nevada; July 2005 - October 2005


Master of Architecture
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; 2011

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada; 2009