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Michael Licht

Michael Licht

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

Michael is a Project Manager and Educator. He 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. 

Employment 

Kean University, Union, NJ, US, Visiting Adjunct Professor

Revit Instruction at the Michael Graves College of Architecture

Jan 2017 - current
 

CRAFT | Engineering Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Technical Designer

Management, Building Information Modeling, and Structural Design of projects ranging from sculptures, to stair cases, to renovations and ground-up construction.

Oct 2014 - current
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Visiting Assistant Professor

Instruction assistance of graduate level Design Studio with Henry Smith-Miller

Aug 2013 - May 2015
 

Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
 

Buro Happold Engineering, New York, NY, US, Intern Technical Designer

Computational Modeling for large scale international projects.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
 

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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

Pratt GAUD Graduate Academic Excellence, Award

2013
 

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

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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