About

                                                                                                                                              

JoshuaMcMahon

Creative  •  Thoughtful  •  Design

 

The world is full of imagination. Let it inspire, reconnect, and lead the way.

Good design is not a one size fits all solution and the first answer is rarely the best one. It is a process of understanding the client's needs and the environment they have to work with. I strive to help my clients understand what it is that they truly want, and then help them make it a reality. 

Have you ever wanted to improve the quality of your life by changing your environment?

I am a General Contractor and an Architectural Artisan who specializes in designing and building well thought out spaces for residential or small commercial projects.

  • Bonded
  • Insured
  • CCB License# 193165

 

What is "Dioxua"? (dee-o-shua)

After spending time living in Brazil during high school I grew used to the mispronunciation of my name, Joshua.  Phonetically in Portuguese it was spelled Dioxua. Years later I realized that my environment in Brazil had given me a fresh perspective on who I am. Now, I hope to help you discover a fresh perspective on your design needs.

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

DIOXUA LLC                                     Project Manager              2008-Present

Licensed General Contractor and Designer specializing in small-scale projects with lasting impressions. Create unique residential and small commercial spaces, both interior and exterior, while encompassing environmental concerns: new construction, remodeling, maintenance, off-grid home design and site development. Consult with clients throughout all phases of development and maintain positive long-lasting relationships.

 

FOSLER  ARCHITECTURE           Jr. Designer                          2006-2009

Assisted in design on commercial buildings and tenant improvements. Created visual display boards for potential clients and city officials. Designed and built custom artistic projects for clients throughout downtown. Categorized multiple jobs, archived physical documents and drawings.

 

FIERY ARTZ FINISHES                  Artist + Carpenter                2002-2005

Collaborated with clients and interior designers to create faux finished interiors for high-end homes. Remodeled kitchens, bathrooms, decks, additions and artistic home upgrades.

 

US NAVY                                           Avionics Technician                        1998-2003

Supervised eleven personnel and directed job assignments for the upkeep of nine mission ready aircraft. My Quality Assurance inspection signature was necessary for the completion of all avionics discrepancies. Managed HAZMAT training within squadron. Honorably discharged, eligible for Veterans Preference. 

 

EDUCATION:

 

EARTHSHIP BIOTECTURE ACADEMY                                       2012-2013

Studied under the “Garbage Warrior”, architect Michael Reynolds

 

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY                                                 2005-2008

B.A. in Architecture, emphasis in environmental sustainability

 

 

SKILLS:

 

PhotoShop, Sketch Up, AutoCad, CCB licensed, carpentry, estimating, blue print reading, take-offs, spatial planning, quality assurance, data analysis and presentation

 

1616 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 design@dioxua.com   503.481.4365