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Michael Calvi

Michael Calvi

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am an architecture graduate seeking to explore as much of the design world as possible while still pursuing a license in Architecture. I am fascinated by the many different ways architectural thinking can be applied to all disciplines of design. I was born and raised in New York and have been inspired by this city and it's many opportunities. Nothing is more spontaneous and exciting than New York City. Passion, dedication, and trust are the prime qualities I am known for. I posses an unstoppable drive to learn. As a young designer my future growth is built off of current and past experience, work I am proud to execute, showcase, and acknowledge as a reflection of who I am.

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Employment 

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, US, Contemporary Council Member

Assisting the Hudson River Museum with event planning needs. Working closely with museum staff on the design, marketing, and execution of social events. Defining the scope of the event, including time, itinerary, and graphics for social media.

Nov 2017 - current
 

Urban Studio Unbound, Yonkers, NY, US, Photographic Artist

Aug 2017 - current
 

Paulus Sokolowski and Sartor, LLC (PS&S), Yonkers, NY, US, Designer

Participates in all phases of design and construction administration on mixed-use development projects. Assists in Revit modeling of projects and construction documentation. Coordinates schematic design drawings with zoning and building codes. Produces design documentation in the form of graphic illustrations, imagery boards, color renderings, and research for assigned projects.

Jul 2016 - current
 

Julia Testa, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Collaborated on an interior design project for NBC. Produced renderings, presentation plans, and sections for the client. Designed interior furniture for Julia Testa’s Soho store. Tasks included working directly with the owner on drafting millwork drawings of display pieces for construction while also producing renderings to envision the retail space.

Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
 

HDR, New York, NY, US, Intern

Contributed to the drafting of extensive construction document sets for the restoration of NYC subways. Researched a series of different building alternatives and materials. Participated in design charettes to test multiple design solutions on multiple projects.

May 2012 - Dec 2015
 

A-Morir Eyewear Studio, New York, NY, US, Assistant

Worked beside head designer and founder Kerin Rose. Duties included recording item stock, managing online orders, and finalizing the crafting of eyewear for retail. Observed the functions of a small size design firm. Exposed to client relations, economics, and social media networking.

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
 

Education 

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

Aug 2011 - May 2016
 

Areas of Specialization