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Michael designs architecture and has a Masters of Architecture from Pratt. He has leadership roles on built projects and competitions in New York for the past three years. Before moving to New York, Michael worked as a Paramedic in Duluth, MN, and studied Fine Art. With his life experience, Bachelors in Medicine, and computational design skills developed at Pratt, Michael's projects are organisms that respond to multiple interconnected systems of context and emerging technology.
Architecture In Formation, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer
Design of an invitation display exhibition, showcasing agendas for a new building material at the Center for Architecture.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Instruction assistance of graduate level Digital Media,
Comprehensive Architecture Project (CAP) Design Studio, and
Fifth Semester Vertical Studio
Marpillero Pollak Architects, New York, NY, US, Competition Consultant
Design, Drafting, Modelling, 3D Printing, Rendering, Research, and Team coordination for the Movement On Main competition to re-design a post-industrial area of Syracuse, NY.
BARKER FREEMAN DESIGN OFFICE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern
BFDO assembled a small team to compete in Mobilicity, a competition to design a peripheral transportation hub for the city of Tirana, Albania. The design came about through analysis and projection of the city's transportation needs, and how various programs like housing, recreation, and commerce could graft into a community along the seams created by transit lines. Software used included Rhino, Grasshopper, and Maxwell Render.
FLATCUT_, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Project Manager
Material selection, assembly logistics, and installation of ACADIA 2011 Design Competition winner, Luminescent Limacon, by Andrew Saunders. Copy/paste the link for images:
Studios GO, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern
On small team designing, managing, and researching a project for Queens Center Mall; A unique canopy activating an escalator atrium by providing protection and identity for a new business, Kido Sushi.
Gold Cross Ambulance, Duluth, MN, US, EMT-Paramedic
Management of medical and trauma emergencies.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture
At Pratt GAUD, Michael focused on the intersection of computation, natural systems, and theory to investigate to develop new ideas for the practice of Architecture. Studies included building systems, structures, zoning, programming, prefabrication, CNC, and dynamic form generation.
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, US, Bachelors, Honors
Physical Sciences curriculum for Pre-Medicine; Anatomy, Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics. As well as Fine Arts, Philosophy, Eastern Religion, Creative Writing.
Pratt GAUD Graduate Academic Excellence, Award
Howard W. Lyons/Alice Tweed Tuohy Award for Fine Art, Award