Marina Michael

Marina Michael

Washington DC, US



I am an enthusiastic, ambitious recent graduate of the University of Virginia. I am interested in all things architecture--writing about it, speaking about it, physical construction and especially design. I am looking for an entry-level position with a firm that values a thoughtful design process as much as a well-crafted final product.


Custom Structures, Inc., Lynchburg, VA, Intern

-created house design alternative for associate use.
-drafted AutoCAD details for project.
-developed door, window, material schedules.
-built SketchUp model for house addition design.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Bruce Wardell Architects, Charlottesville, VA, US, Externship

-aided with construction of basswood model for client use.
- collaborated with employee to choose interior materials for project.
- shadowed associates in meetings.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2011


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

-3.7 GPA, graduated with honors
-minor in architectural history
-Coursework focused on conceptual design, but also delved into building construction, sustainable design, architectural theory, architectural history

Aug 2007 - May 2011


Dean's List, Other

-7 semesters


Faculty Award for Public Service, Award


Weedon Grant, Grant

-for study abroad in China


Intermediate Honors, Award

-given to the top 20% of students in the second year class


Kyle Kauffman Award, Award

Awarded to one student anually who “embodies dedication, enthusiasm for architecture, and achievement…and who serves their fellow students not in thoughts and words but in deeds, encouraging all about him or her to perform to the utmost of their capabilities.”

-peer nominated


Areas of Specialization 


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