Michael Licht

Michael Licht

Brooklyn, NY, US


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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.

Aug 2013 - current

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

Aug 2012 - current

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.

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

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.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

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:

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011

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.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011

Gold Cross Ambulance, Duluth, MN, US, EMT-Paramedic

Management of medical and trauma emergencies.

Aug 2005 - Aug 2010


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.

Aug 2010 - May 2013

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.

Aug 1998 - Dec 2002


Pratt GAUD Graduate Academic Excellence, Award


Howard W. Lyons/Alice Tweed Tuohy Award for Fine Art, Award


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