Otis Berkin PROJECT MANAGER Otis was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his BA and M.Arch at Columbia University from which he received the Design Award and the Lowenfish Prize for the quality of his studio work. Upon graduation he practiced architecture for five years in New York City before moving to San Francisco. He is currently in the midst of completing his licensure exams. Otis joined jmA in 2014. Otis and his wife, a San Francisco native, spend their free time entertaining their infant daughter in their neighborhood of Bernal Heights.