Adam Michalak

Adam Michalak

Seattle, WA, US




I'm working on a variety of projects as a licensed architect at NBBJ in Seattle. 

Always embracing new challenges, I am entering exciting space in which I find myself leading and teaching emerging young coworkers, even as I continue to learn myself.

I believe that as architects, we have a responsibility and opportunity to continually improve all aspects of our craft. Architecture is such a comprehensive field that we will always have knowledge to gain and skills to improve, no matter how good we become.

I am fully engaged at my current office, but always happy to talk design!


Have a beautiful day!




NBBJ, Seattle, Architect

I'm engaged as a mid-level designer, taking leadership roles in key pieces of large scale projects. I'm also involved with my firm's efforts in computational design, utilizing visual programming in optimization, iteration, and evaluation applications. Firm culture is important to me, and in that spirit I lead and organize weekly dialogues/ site visits/ critiques. I lead student tours and participate in interviews, helping to shape the future of my firm.

Apr 2013 - current

Space Architecture, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern Designer

Between time spent finishing graduate school, I worked about ten weeks total in multiple stints at Space. I helped put together two historic applications for tax credit, along with schematic design packaging, field measurement and some design study modeling work.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

Callison, Seattle, WA, US, Associate

Concept synthesis, design support and packaging. Master-planning, programming, concept, schematic and design development work. Mixed-use commercial, residential, hospitality and retail. Projects were global, including Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Aqaba, Cairo and occasional domestic work.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2010


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2007


Seattle Design Jam, 1st Place

I won the grand prize in a design installation competition in Pioneer Square, Seattle.


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