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Kevin Michniok

Kevin Michniok

Saint Louis, MO, US

 

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About 

I'm a recent graduate of Tulane University with a Master of Architecture. My skill in architecture is interdisciplinary, with emphasis on planning, writing, graphic deign, and publications. Through my role as Editor in Chief of theCharrette, a student-run publication founded in 2006, I have investigated and theorized about design within a research-driven context. My current role with ARCHILEPSY Magazine sees an extension of these skills.

My current role in Telluride, CO at [STRANG] Architecture allows for creative flexibility and further interdisciplinary investigations in design and the allied arts. In the professional sector, my experience has primarily dealt with urban design and planning, design at the building scale, and presentation graphics: urban site analysis, 3D modeling and drawing, perspective rendering and final production during the duration of projects. I also have had direct interaction with AIA chapters, through serving on the AIA New Orleans Executive Board.

My Masters thesis, titled "Degrees of Interdependence", researched sport and collective identity in Aberdeen, Scotland. Given the unique economic and industrial power that Aberdeen possesses - named an "HSBC Supercity" in 2012 - the city creates a scenario of synergy between the political forces in the country and the current state of sport [coupled with the movement of industrial prowess from oil to offshore renewable energy]. The location of the Thesis on a harbour-adjacent site cross-programs stadium and government infrastructure together to form a holistic public infrastructural complex in a city in desperate need of space for the masses.

Passions: stadium design, cultural + museum design, skyscraper design, urban design + planning, graphic design and branding, journalism

Selected design projects and media: http://projeqt.com/kevinmichniok

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Max Strang Architecture, Telluride, CO, Architectural Designer

Jan 2014 - current
 

ARCHILEPSY Magazine, Chicago, IL, US, Contributing Editor

Journalistic writing and graphic design for interdisciplinary design magazine.

http://archilepsymagazine.com/

Jul 2012 - current
 

H3 Studio, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern

Planning / Urban Design / Architecture / Landscape

Conducted urban site analysis, engaged in 3D modeling and drawing, perspective rendering, and final production during duration of projects: Delmar Loop Retail Study, Washington University Undergraduate Housing Study, Parkview Garden Sustainable Plan and Forest Park Forever Master Plan.

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

AIAS President + Treasurer
theCharrette Editor in Chief
AIA New Orleans Executive Board
Undergraduate Student Government Senator

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

National medal of architecture awarded by Dean and faculty for outstanding leadership, service, academic and professional merit.
-May 2013 Commencement

2013
 

Tulane 34 Award, Award

University-wide award for 34 graduates of Class of 2013, recognizing exemplary leadership, service, and academic excellence.
-May 2013 Commencement

2013
 

Judith and Morris Henkin Scholarship, Grant

Conducted research in Aberdeen relating to Master of Architecture Thesis. Political, industrial, sport, and urban planning research and discussions with relevant governing bodies and organizations.
-Aberdeen, Scotland: HSBC Supercity, Energy Capital of Europe

Thesis Advisor: Graham Owen, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University, USA

2013
 

Class of 1973 Fellowship, Award

Transformative Architecture: The Iconic and the Modern Stadium
Berlin | Munich | Basel | London

Investigated unique cross-programmatic and transformative qualities of stadia in four key cities which have aided significantly in Europe's historical, current, and future craft of sport complexes.

Schlaich Bergermann und Partner. Berlin
Buro Happold. London
Expedition Engineering. London
Advisors:
Morton Lund, Visiting Professor, Lund University, Sweden,
Scott Ruff, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University, USA

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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