jorge michios

jorge michios

San Diego, CA, US



Highly motivated, creative Urban Designer with a proven track record of professional and academic success. Seeking a position that enables me to combine my creative background with my technical skills (Google Sketchup/CAD/Adobe InDesign experience), while also drawing upon my educational background in Landscape Architecture to find creative solutions to complex issues and deliver results.



jm design haus (slip), San Diego, CA, US, Parklet Consultant (Design/Build)

Currently working with Mama's Bakery/Live Wire/El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association/City of San Diego on the design/project management/build of 1 of the 5 designated pilot parklets for the City of San Diego.

Data/Usage collection on completed parklet for quantitative purposes.

Community Outreach as part of parklet program principles.

Jun 2013 - current

slip & KMS, San Diego, CA, US, Experimental Urban Designer

In collaboration between slip/KMS (Kasi Munoz-Schnell), a sponsorship from ASLA - San Diego Chapter for 3 installations (progressing in scale). Starting with 'Chair Bombing' at various locations throughout the City of San Diego.

The implementation will be for 3 different scaled tactical interventions.

A. Chair ‘Bombing’ highlights the deficiency of people friendly landscapes due to absence of seating in civic spaces and neighborhoods.

B. Roll Off: can be transformed into various iterations/forms of parklets. Assembled off-site and delivered to location/event. Showcases the need for more pedestrian oriented streetscapes and better designed public rights of ways, by creating mini parks along sidewalks.

C. Car-Free Block Party: An opportunity to show a large scale demonstration of pedestrian oriented landscapes by registering the entire length of the sidewalk to 32’ wide, with pop-up shops, a program of open spaces and

May 2013 - current

San Diego Canyon Lands, San Diego, CA, Intern Landscape/GIS Designer

Worked with SDCL and the neighborhood of City Heights on creating way-finding on surface street connectors between canyon trail systems. Field analysis and reporting on existing conditions of surface streets. Suggest design interventions to aide in way-finding. Design a pocket park for the City Heights neighborhood - Quince Street.

Feb 2013 - Jun 2013

Department of Commerce - US Census Bureau, San Diego, CA, Crew Leader

August 2009 – January 2011

Supervised over 30 field operators and five crew leader assistants during field operations. Coordinated and conducted mandatory training of staff through classroom instruction, practice interviews, and on-the-job guidance. Assigned location based duty areas to employees, observed employees in the field, and provided on-the-spot assistance and supervision. Performed location finding and verification of addresses utilizing Department of Commerce - Census physical maps and proprietary handheld GPS devices.

Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Ocio Design Group, San Diego, CA, Intern Designer/CAD Designer

Generated AutoCAD construction drawings for a commercial interior design firm focused on restaurant, retail, and commercial tenant improvement projects. Conducted field measurement activities for commercial spaces up to 100,000 sq. ft. in preparation of interior design build outs, as well as transferring measurements into AutoCAD to represent as-built conditions. Organized sheet sets for construction documents in preparation for submittal to the City of San Diego Development Services department. Researched and recommended new products for application in various design installations.

May 2007 - May 2008

ManTech (formerly Integrated Data Systems),, Chantilly, VA, Network Engineer/Network Security

Held TS/SCI Clearance from 1996 to 2003.
Performed on-site support at multiple client locations including the Pentagon; Crystal City, VA; NAVAIR - Patuxent River, MD; China Lake & Pt. Mugu, CA;
Primarily responsible for providing system administration of Microsoft Network Solutions operating systems, workstations, and servers; responsible for installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of computer software to include such activities as account setup, troubleshooting, and test support; implementation of operating system enhancements for improved reliability and performance, as well as maintaining documentation of changes/upgrades. Additionally, assisted with periodic government inventories of equipment, tracking of software licenses, and implementation of policies and procedures for security related system changes in accordance with government regulations.

Nov 1996 - Apr 2003

DBA Systems, Fairfax, VA, Information Analyst

Held TS/SCI Clearance
Performed reporting duties in support of satellite imagery mapping activities for the Defense
Mapping Agency (Department of Defense). The mission of the Agency was to provide global
geospatial information and services to support and advance national security objectives.

Jan 1996 - Nov 1996

US Army (Military Intelligence Command), Augsburg, Germany/Ft. Meade, MD, Non Morse Interceptor/Analyst

Held TS/SCI Clearance from 1989 to 1996.
Received two Good Conduct Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Impact Army Achievement Medal, Foreign Award - German Military (Leichtung Abseichen), as well as the National Defense Award (Operation Desert Storm). Provided intelligence reports to tactical and strategic customers. Responsible for performing and supervising the detection, acquisition, location and identification of foreign electronic intelligence. Performed signals analysis to determine signal parameters for identification and processing. Operated signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment and prepared logs and technical reports. Exploited non-voice communications and other electronic signals. Tested and qualified as a secondary Portuguese language specialist.

Aug 1989 - Jan 1996


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Adaptive Metroplis Symposium

Adaptive Metropolis moved the debate beyond the fashionable interest in urban tactics and critically evaluated the true relevance of user generated urbanism. The participation of leading scholars and critics allowed the generation of authoritative and thorough analysis to counterbalance the plethora of commentary that too often only scrapes the surface of the subject. The second goal of the symposium was to provide practitioners and theorists with a platform to share ideas, experiences, knowledge, and skills. The symposium was an occasion tp explore new ways to look at the subject matter, setting the stage for the next phase of its development.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Emphasis on sustainable Urban Landscape, GIS, urban planning and policy, and community outreach.

Oct 2011 - Jun 2013

Design Institute of San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Commercial Interior Design

Emphasis on sustainable Interior Design for commercial, retail, mixed use, hospitality and residential application; with a focus in the areas of space planning, sustainable design concepts, perspective and rendering, lighting and furniture design.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007

Areas of Specialization