SoA Alumnus Tyler Jorgenson (B.Arch 2012) and His Custom Surfboard Business were Profiled in Task and Purpose
An avid bike rider growing up, Jorgenson always felt a close engagement with the wilderness, but that was lost when he arrived in New York City. However, he saw it as an opportunity to try something new. Fascinated by the sport of surfing, he decided to try it out, but as a recent college graduate, Jorgenson couldn't afford to buy a board, so he built his own.
"Being an architect, I was making things all the time," Jorgenson says. "So I thought, Okay, I am just going to make a surfboard."