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Michael is an architectural designer at Johnson Roberts Associates, a Somerville-based office that focuses on public projects ranging from libraries and educational facilities to municipal buildings and sacred spaces. He is currently in the process of taking the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) with a goal to become a licensed architect by early 2017.
Michael is experienced in all phases of the design and construction process, and has worked on projects ranging from single-family residences and libraries to higher education and transportation facilities. In his work, he dedicates careful attention to the details and connections that strengthen the experience of a design, and he strives to addresses individual, social and environmental needs in an economical and practical manner. He is especially interested in projects that balance a contemporary, modern sensibility with vernacular tradition, the craft of building and a keen sensitivity to place.
A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Michael also manages LivableMHT, a website and online community dedicated to promoting and envisioning greater livability and stronger urban development patterns in that city. His interest not only in architecture, but also in cities, neighborhoods and urban spaces has been strengthened by living in and visiting vibrant urban areas, as well as having twice been the recipient of the Alfred T. Granger Fellowship, given by Plan New Hampshire, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to fostering sustainable planning, design and development.
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Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA, US, Architectural Designer
- Job Captain for projects including higher education facilities, schools, churches and transportation facilities
- Architectural Designer for projects including libraries, higher education facilities, schools and transportation facilities
- Experience in all phases of design, planning and construction, from pre-schematic through construction administration, on educational, public library and municipal projects
- Conduct and producing reports on zoning, code, materials and product research
Adolfo Perez Architect, Junior Architect
- Produced drawings and documents for, coordinated and managed construction administration on projects ranging from small-scale renovations to large-scale, intricately detailed residences
- Participated in design of various aspects of projects from schematic planning to construction details
- Coordinated, managed and produced marketing materials and presentations
- Produced detailed massing, study and presentation models in various media
- Produced thorough computer models and renderings in VectorWorks and Adobe Suite
Dennis Mires, PA: The Architects, Manchester, NH, US, Intern
- Drew construction, presentation and as-built documents for various institutional, civic, educational and commercial projects in ArchiCAD, VectorWorks and AutoCAD
- Produced graphic proposals, brochures and presentations, including exhibits featuring work
- Produced computer renderings and models using ArchiCAD, VectorWorks and SketchUp
Wentworth Institute of Technology, MArch, MArch
- Produced final research paper regarding the cultural landscape of New England mill towns, "Preserving New England’s Forgotten Landscape: Nineteenth-Century Mills, Adaptive Reuse and the Meaning of Place"
Wentworth Institute of Technology, BArch, BArch
- Vice President, Wentworth Student Government, 2004-2007
- Business Manager and writer, Leopard Print (student newspaper), 2004-2005