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Michael Mills

Michael Mills

Chapel Hill, NC, US

 

About 

I am a registered architect with a Master of Architecture from Yale University. I have worked on a variety of project-types at multiple scales so far in my career.

Prior to practicing architecture, I earned a Masters in Fine Art from Parsons School of Design, and worked as an independent graphic designer, commercial photographer, and visual artist for ten years in New York City and Chapel Hill, NC.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Szostak Design, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Project Architect

Research, analysis, design, project management, and production of record drawings for a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects as part of a design-oriented, 12-person team.

Jan 2016 - current
 

Szostak Design, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Project Designer

Research, analysis, design, project management, and production of record drawings for a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects as part of a design-oriented, 12-person team.

Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
 

Duda/Paine Architects, Durham, NC, US, Intern Architect

Design development of One Franklin Park, an office development in Franklin, Tennessee. Responsibilities included: Interior design of lobby; Visual studies for final design of lobby floor mosaic pattern; Parking garage analysis and design using Revit.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2010 - current
 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Masters of Fine Art

Oct 1998 - May 2000
 

Awards 

ReSpace Competition, First Place, 1st Place

Project Brief:

This year the competition combines issues of program, culture and context to the challenge of designing with reuse materials. We are asking you to design a space that will allow Hope House* to continue growing by moving some of its programs outside. This will solve their need for space and increase their connection to the neighborhood.
We selected "Porch" as the theme for our 2014 ReSpace competition because porches are a key element of the southern vernacular. They are central to southern culture. They are a primary place where neighbors gather, socialize and become a community.

Our Proposal:
The traditional porch is a threshold, a special space where a resident is securely “at home” but able to interface with the public realm of the street. By recombining and pulling apart the elements of a porch, Hope Pavilion maximizes this threshold. Our process was to deconstruct the elements of a porch and deploy them on the site, forming a place out of what is currently raw space.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

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