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Michael Park

Michael Park

Castro Valley, CA, US

 

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About 

My name is Michael Park and I am a recent UC Berkeley graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

I have developed an interest in the field of architecture during my high school years, but have always been intrigued by the built environment since childhood.

Much like how an artist can sway viewers with his or her artwork, or how a musician can enchant audiences with their distinctive tone, I view architecture very much the same-- architects  can mesmerize the mass with the built environment. What captivates me most about this field does not rest solely on design. It is the realization that architecture is a process; a process which consists of countless variables that contribute to an end product. 

The very fact that architecture is a medium which interacts and coexists with its inhabitants while retaining or evolving its purpose over time, fascinates me.

Employment 

Inhabiture Design+Build, Palo Alto, Architectural Intern

Worked closely with the CEO to provide a set of construction drawings for a children's playhouse. The project was for a non-profit organization "Dreams Happen" based in Palo Alto, CA. My responsibilities included: providing floor plans, elevations, section cut, roof plan, detail drawings and contacting local manufacturers to have materials be donated as well as confirming dimensions. The playhouse is currently showcased in the Stanford Mall, and will be auctioned off.

Assisted in designing and producing a set of construction drawings for a prefabricated cabin/secondary dwelling project.

Produced stylized elevations, a 3D model and simplified floor plans for a completed single-family residential project. Finished drawings are intended to be used for the firm's new website.

Assisted taking as built measurements for a kitchen renovation project in Palo Alto.

Was involved in a single-family residential renovation project in Los Altos Hills. Responsibilities included: providing as built measurements and drawings, organizing and researching building codes, assisting square footage calculation for area allocation and was involved with the schematic design process.

Other tasks included: assisting colleagues by applying changes to red-lined drawings, researching building codes and regulations, organizing and plotting construction documents and collecting signatures for building site approval.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
 

Education 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Jul 2009 - Jul 2011
 

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