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Michael Maciocia

Michael Maciocia

London, GB

 

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About 

I am currently working at Foster + Partners in London, as an Architectural Interior Designer. I have had experience working not only from an Interior perspective but also in an Architectural capacity. I have worked on a number of international projects including the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, the Slussen Master-Plan in Stockholm and Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London.

I have experience of working in a number of creative fields- graphic and product design as well as interior design and architecture. I briefly worked for a design firm in Hong Kong that specialised in workplace consultancy and commercial interior design for large, international clients such as Bank of America.

I hope to continue working at an international level. I have worked at various scales; from master-planning projects, at concept and scheme design phases to the conceptual design of mixed use buildings and through to producing comprehensive detail design packages. I was project co-leader on a residential tower development in Kuala Lumpur- RIBA work stages A-G and responsible for the coordination of this submission. From my educational and professional background I have thorough experience working on interior fit-outs, and producing detail design packages, liaising with various consultants and contractors. I am currently involved in the fit-out of Bloomberg’s European office HQ in London, initially working with the client on briefing documentation and subsequently on the test-fit and space planning, working with industrial designers to produce a unique, tailor-made desking system.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rapt Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Dec 2012 - current
 

Foster + Partners, London, GB, Interior Architect

Experience in International Master-Planning projects in Stockholm, China and Hong Kong. Interior Fit-out of residential development in Kuala Lumpur.

My main duties whilst at Foster + Partners have been of an architectural capacity working on;

• Conceptual design of mixed use buildings
• Comprehensive urban design strategy
• Production of formal issue drawings, model making and sketching design concepts
• Responsible for liaising with various teams of consultants in Stockholm, London, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Urban Salon, London, GB, Exhibition Designer

At Urban Salon Architects I was employed on a freelance basis as an Interior Designer, working on a project based in Southampton, the Sea City Museum. The project was a £15 million conversion of the Grade II listed Magistrates' Court into two permanent exhibitions focussing on Southampton's Titanic story and the city's role as a gateway to the world. I was involved in;

• Exhibition design, working in a small team
• Liaising with the client
• Producing concept design images and issuing working drawings to the client and various consultants
• Helping in the advanced teaching and application of new software introduced into the practice; Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Artlink Design, Hong Kong, HK, Interior Designer

Whilst studying, I felt it necessary to gain some overseas experience and set about doing so in arguably one of the world's most exciting and; At Artlink Design, I was given this opportunity, working in a small team on a number of projects, mostly concerned with office design and commercial developments. My roles included;

• Space planning
• 3D CAD model construction
• Production of presentation boards
• Assisting during site visits
• Presenting design concepts during client meetings

Jul 2009 - Oct 2009
 

Education 

The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Bachelors, Interior Design

Oct 2006 - May 2010
 

Awards 

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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