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Greetings fellow designers, architects, artisans, engineers and people of integrity,
This architect is a highly talented/skilled long-term ArchiCad user who thoroughly enjoys designing particularly with virtual modeling. My skills are diverse yet honed with respect to others working in the building industry. By this I mean that growing up in a family of German constructors/artisans awarded me a keen sense of materials, a love/passion for designing the built environment and the ability to creative problem solve. For some time I have strived to provide excellent service to clients, arrive at the optimum solution for design challenges and offer users a unique stimulating experience. That being said this architect is looking to "bloom" more or less, has surely not reached a zenith and like others in this economy is very eager for new challenges explore a new design paradigm with other creative fun loving people.
I believe the greatest gift architects can offer the world is "public art" that promotes a sense of wonder or question. Like all living creatures we humans must evolve and it's a great thing that we constantly strive to better ourselves and improve our standard of living or "way of life".
What I can contribute is integrity, creativity, leadership, quality camaraderie, versatility, tenacity and a keen sense of respect/fairness. I have many fine personal traits that translate into very good working relationships with clients and a wide range of skills with great passion/desire for quality design work that becomes a quality built environment. I know what it takes to put buildings together thus the drawing work comes naturally, understand that there are often many hurdles in regulatory bodies thus experience to draw upon and believe that we'd al be better off to debunk "mcMansion" type stereotypical thinking in design of all built things or human endeavors. The sooner we all think of ourselves as "living in concert" with the earth and the natural resources bestowed upon us the better we all will be. The Gaia principle that all things are related: as we are so will be the world, life is what we make of it.......
Thanks for having a look,
Michael Doll AIA
Studio M Doll, Cedarburg, WI, US, founder
• A business setup for flexibility of schedule to be a stay-at-home parent (now ending) doing a wide range of residential and commercial projects independently and providing support to teams across the U.S. My contribution on ± 50% of all projects during this period was/is leadership in a comprehensive format. Including government planning approvals, permitting, SD, DD, CD, CA and post occupancy evaluation phases to any level the client desires or the project warrants.
• A few projects were design/build including comprehensive CM services.
The Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, WI, US, Project Manager / Project Architect / Support Architect
Contributing as a representative of the studio directly to a variety of clients to realize the client’s dream(s) and program requirements whilst guiding projects toward the firms design paradigm of this nationally leading sustainable boutique architecture firm. My role as a leader or team contributor was to provide comprehensive design services and execute any task called upon or assigned to do within the scope of work.
Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee, WI, US, Architect in Training
Commercial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, healthcare and essentially all project types except single-familt homes. My role was working directly with team members executing tasks as instructed to move projects forward at a very high professional level for this leading SE WI firm. Duties and tasks included all categories of the IDP program. Services to clients were comprehensive in scope, thorough in provision and excellent in quality.
Lakeside Development Company, Mequon, WI, US, Support architect/ construction manager
Planned and monitored residential and light commercial projects from concept through completion as large high-end homes and 2 story office development projects that are the company specialty.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, BArch, Architecture
Comprehensive architectural studies at the undergraduate level. Subjects included the general college curriculum and unique areas of study in architecture. Massing, fenestration, structures, site considerations, energy & conservation, relationships, typologies, architectural history, case buildings, materials etc. My senior year included graduate level courses in law and practice, advanced energy design, environmental design and client relationships.
Statewide Publication, Honorable Mention
I was recognized for organic furniture design. At this point I had designed about 30 pieces of multi-type furniture mainly of hardwoods integrating other materials including various weaving grasses. leather, stained glass, metals, plastics and recycled materials. All pieces were one-off with minimal sketching and maximum mental visualization.
Statewide Publication, Honorable Mention
The newspaper picked on a unique home I designed to start a family. Features included: excellent site integration, 2 floors of passive solar heating, capturing of unique site views, woodland landscape (no lawn), terraced vegetable & perennial gardens, "not so big house" space planning, cantilevered decks, bridge entrance, stained & sandblasted glass, "U" shaped kitchen and common-use baths.
Fox Valley Flower, 1st Place
The leading Fox Valley/Green Bay magazine picked up on a unique orthodontic office that was published on the cover of their leading national medical journal at the time (Journal of Clinical Orthodontics). The building has very clear zones of operation, small but unique airlock entry, a radial operator(y), natural lighting, excellent cabinetry & millwork, meeting alcoves and very good interior details.