Michael S Bergin

Michael S Bergin

Berkeley, CA, US



I research multi-criteria or multi-objective design optimization at the UC Berkeley College for Environmental Design. My work spans from high density urban design to single family residential and healthcare applications. 


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Bergin @ Berkeley : Architecture Research Lab

Architecture Research Lab specializes in design and construction technology and is located in Berkeley, California -

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Higharc, San Francisco, CA, US, Co-Founder

Generating Houses

Jun 2018 - current

Autodesk, San Francisco, CA, US, Principle Research Scientist

Office of the CTO. Design Research

Jan 2013 - Jun 2018

Architecture Research Lab, Berkeley, CA, US, Research

Guided research on generative design and optimization in an architectural context. Published papers include Housing Agency System (HAS): Multi-Criteria Satisficing & Mass-Customization of Homes with Prof. Kyle Steinfeld of UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.

Sep 2010 - Jan 2013

Autodesk, San Francisco, CA, Sustainability Education - AEC

Developing and curating content for Autodesk's Sustainability Education initiatives, providing instruction and education on general high-performance building techniques and tutorials for how to take advantage of simulation software for optimized design.

May 2011 - Sep 2011

Taylor Design, Newport Beach, CA, US, BIM Specialist

BIM Management, content and standards implementation. Designed new workflows to reduce redundancy throughout the office by maintaining a minimal number of models throughout the design, presentation and representation teams and enabling translation between various software platforms.

Jun 2010 - Feb 2011

H&A Architects & Engineers, Virginia Beach, VA, BIM Specialist

Trained staff and management in Building Information Modeling and responsible for evaluation of architectural production documents to comply with firm standards.

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Kuhn Riddle Architects, Amherst, MA, Intern Architect

May 2007 - Aug 2008


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Advanced Placement in Design Curriculum
Malcolm Reynolds Fellowship 2010-2011
Vertical Cities Asia at National University Singapore - 2011
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill - Integrated Design Studio - 2011
Graduate Student Instructor 2011-2012

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts in Architecture and Design

Aug 2005 - May 2008


Malcolm Reynolds Fellowship, Award


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