Michael Storm

Michael Storm

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Recent Master of Architecture graduate of Columbia GSAPP with a diverse experience across Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, and Community-Based Planning fields. Most recently working on projects for new cities and neighborhood redevelopment in NYC and abroad.


AECOM | Urban Design + Planning, Landscape Architecture + Urban Design, New York, NY, Urban Designer

Work directly with the urban design principal on proposals and research, including conceptual development, presentation materials, and schematic design. Most recently I have been managing the development of the second phase of design for a 210 Hectare new city in Sichuan China, performing detailed analysis of land use and building density requirements, developing recommendations for organizational frameworks and designing preliminary building massings. Concurrently I have been working in the Landscape Architecture arm of our office developing reports on resource management strategies. Other responsibilities include:

+ Interpretation zoning and land use codes in the US and China.
+ Collection of datasets from across the US and world wide to develop design research materials.
+ Designing and constructing models including coordinating 3D printing and laser cutting vendors.
+ Consulting with clients to develop a public engagement strategy and corresponding materials.
+ Coordinating work with other disciplines, including Environmental and Hydrological Engineers.

May 2017 - current

Center for Spatial Research, Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Researcher

+ Designed a method of collecting, mapping and archiving YouTube videos based on geographic reference tags embedded in video metadata to create an interactive database for public access.
+ Composed a research paper describing the process of collecting videos and metadata, parsing information, and methods of using video metadata to better understand the dynamics of conflict in urban spaces.
+ Presented research and participated in a dialogue at Columbia GSAPP in a symposium on “Conflict Urbanism” with Eyal Weizman, Laura Kurgan and Enrico Bertini.

Jun 2016 - Mar 2017

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Studio Mentor

+ Aided with representational techniques, model making, and studio organization.

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Studio Goetz, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

+ Managed the design and initial construction as firm representative for the renovation of interior public spaces and exterior architectural elements of a building in East Harlem, New York.
+ Assisted the Principal Architect, sourcing materials and preparing presentations including constructing 3d models and renderings.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Project Leader, End of Year Show

+ Directed the design and construction of an exhibition installation representing a summation of the studio’s work.
+ Coordinated schedules between 12 studio members to ensure on time execution of the project.
+ Managed design alterations and challenges to ensure the success of the final execution.

Apr 2015 - May 2015

CIVITAS, New York, NY, US, Administrator & Project Manager

- Gained an intimate knowledge of New York City’s governance and administration while working with city agencies and community groups to improve services and quality of life projects in the cities.
- Developed and executed outreach strategies to create community awareness of projects across Upper Manhattan.
- Planned and produced events including the annual benefit and neighborhood planning meetings.

Sep 2012 - May 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Completed the three year Masters of Architecture I program, focuses my research on the relationship between architecture and the condition of the city.

+ The Form of Density | Advance Studio | Umberto Napolitano - investigated the nature of the generic urban form for a site in Paris, France. Explored how the nature of massing and facade expression could respond to and be guided by the city. The studio involved extensive model making

+ Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo | Research Position | The Center for Spatial Research | Team: Violet Whitney, Nadine Fattaleh - Developed a method for scraping and analyzing YouTube content being generated by citizens and activists involved in the Syrian Civil War in Aleppo. Worked closely with a team to assemble a methodology for analyzing and comparing content and meta-content for publication.

Sep 2014 - May 2017

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Urban Design and Architecture Studies

Bachelors of Arts cum laude with High Honors.

Completed an interdisciplinary architectural and urban history program involving design studios and classes on architectural theory and practice with an emphasis on the history and theory of modern architecture. Honors Thesis - “Defining Social Architecture, Reinterpreting the Modernist and Post Modernist Divide Through the Work of Candilis, Josic, Woods”

Sep 2009 - May 2013


William Kinne Fellows Prize: Spaces of a Third Gender, Scholarship

The William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize is granted on the merit of proposals submitted for travel abroad incorporating the study of architecture, including planning and other specialized aspects of architecture.


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