Michael Robert Cabrera

Michael Robert Cabrera

New York, NY, US



Since I started working in the design & construction industry I have collaborated on a variety of building types, mostly in the private sector for high-end & luxury clientele. I continually advocate for higher standards and will forever grow and learn as a manager and designer. 


See potential through activity.

See space with dimension.

Do analysis to document.

Do observation through survey.

Make structure through organization.

Make interventions via transformation.

Be specific.

Be precise.

Use imagination and multiple tools.

How does the existing…

How can we…


Davis Brody Bond, LLP, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

DD & CD Team Member
181 Mercer St
New York University

Feb 2017 - current

PKSB Architects, New York, NY, Project Architect

155 Mercer Street
Dolce & Gabbana
SoHo Flagship Retail Outlet

4 Great Jones Street
Madison Realty Capital Projects
Luxury residential renovation & facade restoration

78 Irving Place
Madison Realty Capital Projects
Luxury residential renovation & facade restoration

29 E61st St, 3rd Floor
Office fit-out for a non-profit organization

Jul 2015 - Feb 2017

Studio Michael Robert, Brooklyn, NY, US, Founder

Freelance tutoring, interior design and urban research

May 2011 - Jan 2017

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Visiting Review Critic

Review critic for:

Fall & Spring 2008/2009: 1st Year Studios & Representation
Fall & Spring 2009/2010: 2nd Year Studios
Summer 2010: Pre-College Program Coordinator
Summer 2015: 2nd Year Option Studio Reviews

Aug 2008 - Aug 2015

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Architect

389 E 89th Street
Magnum Realty
Luxury residential renovation

194 Orchard Street
Magnum Realty
New mixed-use building

Certification acheived in Accessibility Housing Requirements (ADA/FHA)

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Marketing Coordinator

NYU-Al Fattim
Mixed-Use Academic & Residential Campus

University of South Carolina: Darla Moore School of Business
New Academic Building

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Rockefeller University
Research Laboratory Renovation

Protégé focused in new business for Rafael Viñoly
Manager of the firm's facility for archives and models

Jul 2012 - Nov 2014

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Assisting Instructor

Fall 2012: An Introduction to Architectural Histroy
Spring 2013: Representation, Computational Tools for Design

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Hume Coover Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Luxury residences in Brooklyn & Manhattan:
345 Park Place
25 Elm Street
Support staff for

Jan 2011 - May 2011

A+A Design Group, New York, NY, Junior Designer

Interior space planning, CDs, Archiving & Marketing services for a sole proprietorship

Oct 2008 - Sep 2009

Craig Nealy Architects, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Resort planning for locations in Trivandrum, Jaipur and Aahmedabad, India
Master planning for Hinjewadi Township, India

May 2008 - Aug 2008

viaArchitecture - Frederick Biehle and Erika Hinrichs pllc, New York, NY, Intern Architect

Residential CDs

Jan 2008 - Mar 2008


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Post-Professional

Focus in pedagogy & tools for design education

Accolades: Design Tactics and the Informalized City Symposium, Teaching Assistant, John Hartell Graduate Award, AAP Department Award, Study Abroad: Two week retreats: Seoul Korea 2011 & Berlin 2012

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduate w/ Honors & Outstanding Merit

Accolades: Pratt Pre-College, Pratt Circle Award, Atkinson Memorial Fund, Junge Memorial Scholarship, Amy Coe Grant, Distinguished Design Awards 2009-2011, Pratt InProcess Publication 12,13,14, Dean’s List 2009-2011, President’s List 2006-2008, Semester Abroad 2010 in Rome, Italy, 2 week retreat Berlin 2009.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Pratt Circle, Award

Pratt Institute Alumni Distinction


AAP Award: Cornell University, Scholarship

Cornell University 2011-2012


John Hartell Graduate Award, Scholarship

Cornell University 2011-2012


Cornell University Teaching Assistantship, Scholarship

Associate level privileges to resources for research, study and mentoring.


Amy Coe Grant, Grant

Pratt Institute, 2008


Junge Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Pratt Institute, 2007


Pratt Grant, Scholarship

Pratt Institute, 2006-2011


Atkinson Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship

Pratt Institute, 2006


Areas of Specialization