I’m a designer enamored with the interdisciplinary potential of the design industry, with professional experience in architecture, urban design, publications, and installations. My experience is grounded in the cross-disciplinary nature of the profession, and emerging potential of new typologies.
In the professional sector, my experience has primarily dealt with urban design and planning, commercial and residential building applications, and branding. Personal affinity for research and journalism have unlocked key supplementary skill sets relevant to the industry and firm setting.
Explorations and contextual-driven studies via fellowships in 12+ countries with focus on various scales of design have amounted to functional relevance for professional work. This has involved studying massive infrastructure and urbanism via impactful public and private entities including: Aberdeen City Council, Energetica UK, Buro Happold, Expedition Engineering, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, and Hopkins Architects. Research focused on socio-political and economic links with national identity.
Selected design projects and media: http://projeqt.com/kevinmichniok
[STRANG] Architecture, Telluride, CO, Architectural Designer
ARCHILEPSY Magazine, Chicago, IL, US, Contributing Editor
Journalistic writing and graphic design for interdisciplinary design magazine.
H3 Studio, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern
Planning / Urban Design / Architecture / Landscape
Conducted urban site analysis, engaged in 3D modeling and drawing, perspective rendering, and final production during duration of projects: Delmar Loop Retail Study, Washington University Undergraduate Housing Study, Parkview Garden Sustainable Plan and Forest Park Forever Master Plan.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture
AIAS President + Treasurer
theCharrette Editor in Chief
AIA New Orleans Executive Board
Undergraduate Student Government Senator
Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award
National medal of architecture awarded by Dean and faculty for outstanding leadership, service, academic and professional merit.
-May 2013 Commencement
Tulane 34 Award, Award
University-wide award for 34 graduates of Class of 2013, recognizing exemplary leadership, service, and academic excellence.
-May 2013 Commencement
Judith and Morris Henkin Scholarship, Grant
Conducted research in Aberdeen relating to Master of Architecture Thesis. Political, industrial, sport, and urban planning research and discussions with relevant governing bodies and organizations.
-Aberdeen, Scotland: HSBC Supercity, Energy Capital of Europe
Thesis Advisor: Graham Owen, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University, USA
Class of 1973 Fellowship, Award
Transformative Architecture: The Iconic and the Modern Stadium
Berlin | Munich | Basel | London
Investigated unique cross-programmatic and transformative qualities of stadia in four key cities which have aided significantly in Europe's historical, current, and future craft of sport complexes.
Schlaich Bergermann und Partner. Berlin
Buro Happold. London
Expedition Engineering. London
Morton Lund, Visiting Professor, Lund University, Sweden,
Scott Ruff, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University, USA