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Michael Solonoski

Michael Solonoski

New York, NY, US

 

About 

As a graduate of Drexel University's six-year Architecture program, I was afforded the unique opportunity to gain full-time work experience while in school.  While at Drexel, I continued a competitive figure skating career and represented Team USA in international competition, and competed at the 2010 U.S. Nationals-- the Olympic trials.  Completing a year-long thesis project, working at an architecture firm, and continuing to pursue one of my passions taught me great discipline, time management skills, and the ability to multitask.   In the fall of 2010 I took the opportunity to join to a professional ice skating show, Holiday on Ice, which toured Europe for 14 months.   Traveling over 50 cities and 14 countries, I was able to witness marvelous architecture, thriving urban environments of varying scales, and experience different cultures.  I am currently looking for full-time employment in the New York Area.

Employment 

Holiday on Ice, Amsterdam, NL, Principle Performer

A principle ice skater with the largest, most attended ice show production in the world. Completed a 2 year contract across 50 cities, traveled 13 European countries; responsible for multiple public relations events, on camera and press interviews, voice-overs, and met with sponsors and company partners. Attended multiple media training events.

Sep 2010 - May 2012
 

Kelly Maiello Architects and Planners, Philadelphia, PA, US, Staff Architect

Critically involved in a multitude of different projects with a range of responsibilities within office. Scheduled AIA seminars, vendor luncheons, and met individually with product representatives. Maintained the product library, organized and updated the CSI Divisions catalogue, as well as a selection of current architectural magazine publications. Collaborated with principles and project architects of the firm on large-scale urban projects such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia School District, the Philadelphia Convention Center and the President's House.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Education 

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, 2+4 Bachelor of Architecture

Completed six-year degree program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design which allowed for full-time employment in an architecture firm. After five years of studio courses, architectural history studies, structures courses, humanities, professional electives, and art classes, met every two weeks with an adviser to complete a full-year, independent thesis project . Cum Laude graduate with a 3.65 GPA and a member of the Penonni Honors College.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2010
 

Awards 

Dean's List Scholar (2004-2010), Other

2010
 

United States Figure Skating Scholar Athlete Award Winner (2005, 2006, 2007), Scholarship

Awarded to exceptional scholar-athlete students. Based on a calculation which considers high grade point average and competitive success.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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