Michael Suriano is a licensed Architect and LEED® accredited designer based in Columbus, OH.
Michael heads up Voxl, a vehicle for visual and tactile design exploration, as well as an architecture / design weblog called Æsthe/tech:Tonik, whose focus is specifically on the implications and influence aesthetics have within the architectural medium.
He received a Masters in Architecture from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in June of 2006. Previously, he studied architecture at Miami University (OH), where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in May of 2001.
His design views are structured around a belief that architectural beauty is measurable, simplicity is complex enough, and that knowing as designers, while becoming more adept with tools and techniques' capacity create something new, we are also tasked with creating something better.
NBBJ, Architect / Senior Associate
Currently working nationally and internationally, with project experience in Mixed Use, Corporate / Commercial, Higher Education, and Healthcare. Specialization through visualization, advanced modeling + computation, and contemporary design research.
Part of the design and production team for Sotamaa's finalist entry in the annual Young Architects Program Competition organized by PS1 and MoMA. Also, worked as part of a project team for a competition in Mexico City through advanced modeling, materials research and visualization.
Cadwell + Murphy Architecture, Designer
Collaborative designer on a local multifamily housing / development project as a submission for the 2005 Progressive Architecture Awards. Primary focus through materials research, development drawings, and digital modeling.
360 Architecture, Designer
A design team member for projects ranging from multifamily residential and commercial typologies to various major, minor, and collegiate level sporting associations. Work spanned all phases, and included competition entries, feasibility studies, production + presentation drawings, renderings and design research.
The Ohio State University, MArch, Master of Architecture I
Graduate studies at the Knowlton School of Architecture represented and documented 3 years of intense design research and maturation under the guidance of renowned architectural thinkers and practitioners. Specifically, my research was weighted in material exploration, formal dynamics, and urban typologies viewed primarily through a lens of computational aesthetics. Work was realized in the form of production drawing, traditional media, multi-media, and scaled prototypes.
Miami University, BArch, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Undergraduate studies at Miami were rooted in understanding the fundamentals of architecture as an art and profession.
ASLA Honor Award, Award
Part of the project team receiving an Honor Award through ASLA Ohio for the Karamay City Masterplan
AIA Honor Award, Award
E/YE Design, Architects
(Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan) - This unbuilt project was entered in the Republic Square Mixed-Use Building Competition. Firms were asked to create a mixed-use facility to fuel Almaty’s recent economic boom and serve as a cultural icon for the region, independent since 1992. Individual sections have their own identity, similar to the mountain tops surrounding the city. Although not selected, the owner requested that many of the submission’s elements be incorporated into the final design.
Faculty Prize, Award
Top Architectural Design Student, 5th Year
Frank N. Meilan Memorial Scholar, Scholarship
DaVinci Scholar, Scholarship
Alumni Scholar, Scholarship