Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

Astoria, NY, US

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M.Arch graduate with four + years experience in the field of architecture, seeking project management or design position. Highly enthusiastic, detail-oriented, and quick-learning. Career objective of certification and licensing. Desire opportunity to broaden expertise and areas of leadership.    


Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Consultant Designer

- Buildings and Projects 2014-2019 Publication
▫ Drafted and edited 500+ monograph drawings showcased in a professional publication of completed works
▫ Established graphic standards for the rendering of Nolli and gray scale site plans and sections
▫ Attended bi-weekly production meetings with Graphic Design Director and Visual Communications Coordinator
▫ Tracked all drawing information in master spreadsheet
▫ Project types included high-end, single and multi-family residential, academic buildings and campuses, hospitality, office buildings, corporate interiors, religious structures, courthouses, etc.

Jan 2019 - Jul 2019

Urbahn Architects PLLC, New York, NY, US, Consultant Designer

- Huntington Station East Overpass
▫ As sub to an Engineer prime, designed a pedestrian bridge for the Long Island Railroad that connects two commuter parking garages to the platforms. Phased to minimize disruption to an active track and designed to reflect context.

- Sheraton Four Points Airport Hotel, Trinidad
▫ Produced multiple site design schemes for a hotel shaped as either a bar or L for client approval.

- LIRR Enhanced Station Initiative
▫ Urbahn served as the Architect in a design-build team to restore three station houses owned by the LIRR
▫ Realized the design, visualized by a third party, within constraints of field conditions and abbreviated schedule.
▫ Produced complete Document Sets, including details and sketches in response to client and consultant comments / RFIs.
▫ Coordinated with a team of Architects, structural and civil engineers, lighting designers, signage, environmental and historic preservation consultants and attended weekly client/team meetings
▫ Improvements included restoration to the exterior envelopes, platforms, canopies, plaza development, installment of energy-efficient lighting, communications/security systems and customer amenities (accessible restrooms, Wifi, charging stations, benches, information kiosks, display screens, etc.)

- NYCT Enhanced Station Initiative
▫ To provide full accessibility to stations, elevators were designed and strategically located, minimally impacting historically significant elements such as tile and terra cotta.
▫ Reviewed RFIs post bid award and produced Conformed and Amplified Drawing Sets, revising scope, partition types/locations and elevations.

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

SPG Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Guided by established principles, designed the renovation of a luxury residence in historic Lenox Hill, NY.
▫ Drafted as-built floor plans and photographed existing site conditions.
▫ Presented Client with layout options during Schematic Design phase including appliance, lighting, plumbing, finish material, accessories and equipment schedules for review and approval.
▫ Evaluated Contractor bids, resulting in the selection of the most responsive and responsible construction team.
▫ Analyzed wall and ceiling probes to locate existing plumbing risers and structural beams. Pre-demolition probing coordinated with Environmental Inspection.
▫ Generated details of doors, windows, enclosures and cabinetry

- Coordinated various trades and agencies for optimal productivity within the time constraints of a Summer construction schedule
▫ Lead construction site meetings with Principal Architect, Contractor, subcontractors, Client and Building Management.
▫ Edited and confirmed site meeting minutes with Contractor before releasing to Client
▫ Reissued Document Sets and sketches (SKs) as field conditions evolved during construction
▫ Conducted Shop Drawing and submittal review, verifying design intention and field dimensions.

- Managed document submissions to and from all involved parties.
▫ Submitted Building Set to Management and issued amendments to Building Architect
▫ Issued Construction Set to the DoB along with post approval amendments via expeditors.
▫ Submitted package to the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

- Assured project was on schedule and financially viable
▫ Accounted billable hours for client invoices and tracked design budget.

Feb 2017 - Sep 2017

Urbahn Architects PLLC, New York, NY, US, Consultant Designer

- NYCT Enhanced Station Initiative
▫ Produced construction documents and sets for the improvement of 3 MTA stations

- Manhattan Preparatory Charter School
▫ Designed universally accessible restrooms and staircases using Revit.

Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Perez APC, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Lead design consultations of private residences owned by those affected by Hurricane Sandy with a team of consultants.
▫ Evaluated the scope of work and cost on site based on city program guidelines.
▫ Determined where samples should be taken in search of life safety hazards, including asbestos and lead based paint.
▫ Assessed feasibility with contractor and explained findings/options to homeowners.
▫ Drafted floor plans for calculating quantities in task line items, actionable for the contractor and consultants.
▫ Consolidated scope and estimate in a report, including photographic evidence and property description.
▫ Performed feasibility and substantial improvement analyses to determine approach for construction.

- Conducted survey for an attached home, eligible for property elevation and produced a detailed Revit model.

- Generated schematic design for the reconstruction of a demolished, single-family residence

- Lead the site analysis for two 95-unit multi-family residences.
▫ Produced complete document set describing the relocation of boilers, elevator machine room and electrical equipment to the roof with options for enclosure.

- Performed zoning research to determine allowable building height for property additions.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2016

Nelligan White Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

- Performed façade inspections on buildings exceeding 20 stories owned by the New York City Housing Authority.
▫ Prepared local law 11, cycle 7 damage assessment reports regarding integrity of building envelope
▫ Supporting documentation included building plans, elevations, photographs and property descriptions

- Evaluated feasibility of repurposing the cellar of Client’s art exhibit into a lounge.
▫ Following survey, produced as-built plans of existing interior conditions
▫ Scope hindered by light and air requirements, spatial constraints and existing staircase dimensions.

- Produced and recorded changes to amended drawing sets based on contractor and consultant engineer notes.

- Completed submittal reviews resulting of correction in contractor errors

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Nelligan White Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

- Participated in Hurricane Sandy relief initiative
▫ Explored alternatives for the relocation of boilers and mechanical equipment that heat 19 buildings affected by the storm surge.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Hambrecht Oleson Design Inc., New York, Surveyor, Draftsman

- Surveyed various retail establishments and produced detailed, analytical drawings of the space, including as-built floor plans and reflected ceiling plans.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

thread collective, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern Architect

- Following survey of roof, drafted existing conditions, isolating location of mechanical equipment and obstacles

- Generated a cost estimate of proposed materials selected for a restaurant interior

- Produced 3-dimensional massings of a residential property, providing owner/client with multiple options and schemes

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - May 2015

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2011

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