Michael Darby

Michael Darby

Blacksburg, VA, US

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TreeHAUS, Blacksburg, VA, US, Student Project Manager

-Recruited interested students & professors to lead & conduct research.
-Developed a research curriculum & assisted in coordinating research.
-Secured additional research funding.
-Recruited potential developers.
-Managed land acquisition.

Apr 2019 - current

Notch Design, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Intern Project Designer

-Managed and produced media content
-Assisted in schematic design and design development
-Managed and pursued company growth

Dec 2020 - Feb 2021

Szostak Design, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Intern Architect

-Advised in construction administration.
-Developed construction documents using AutoCAD.
-Coordinated communication between contractors & the project architect.
-Produced renderings & hand models.

May 2018 - Jan 2020

Hobgood Architects, Raleigh, NC, US, Intern Architect

-Developed construction documents using AutoCAD
-Produced renderings & hand models.

Feb 2016 - Aug 2017


Jan 2021 - current


2020 Monument, Honorable Mention

In August of 2020, I entered into an architecture competition hosted by Non Architecture. In December of 2020, it was revealed that my project was selected as a finalist among thousands of other entries.


Grand Prize, 1st Place

Throughout the School year of 2018-2019, I worked with a team of students to produce Virginia Tech's submission to the 2019 Solar Decathlon: TreeHAUS. Our design went on to not only win it's category, but win the 2019 Solar Decathlon Grand Prize.


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