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Matthew Story

Matthew Story

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Simpson Jacoby Architecture D.P.C., Long Island City, NY, US, Junior Architect

-Collaborated in a small 3-person office on all aspects of small to mid-scale residential renovations and office build-outs.
-Produced design documents, construction documents, permitting documents for projects in New York City and the surrounding area.

Sep 2015 - current
 

AKOAKI, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Project Manager, Designer

-Co-Managed design, construction, and implementation of “Nice Outfit” a 3-month public installation in Downtown Detroit featuring collaboration with world-renowned artist Oluyami Dabls.
-Co-Managed firm operations including team of graduate students assistants, grant applications, community/client relations, and design implementation.
-Lead researcher for ELECTROFROST, Taubman College Research Through Making, using electrical fields to design frost for architectural application.
-Lead researcher for ELECTROFROST, Taubman College Research Through Making
-Designed architectural frost using electrostatic fields and custom composites.
-Co-designed and fabricated public exhibition at Taubman College, University of Michigan

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Culture and Representation, Detroit, MI, US, Project Manager

-Co-Managed grant funds from ArtPlace America and Knight Foundation
-Collaborated in the design and fabrication of The Mothership, a community marker and mobile DJ booth ---Co-Designed, constructed, and restored the Bureau of Emergent Urbanity,a community storefront, and The Garage, a community performance venue, on Oakland Avenue in Detroit’s North End neighborhood
-Designed and implemented Garden in Movement practices on Oakland Avenue under Christophe Ponceau, curator of Lausanne Jardin and principle of Rue Du Repos
-Co-Managed team of 5 graduate students along with payroll, budgeting, and grant funds.
-Organized residents and community groups to achieve ONE MILE project goals
-Co-edited ONE MILE Magazine, a new full length design, art, and culture magazine w/ Anya Sirota

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
 

Architecture + Adaptation: Inundation 2, Jakarta, ID, Design Researcher

Designer, Field Researcher
-Led international research team to investigate the waste flows of informal settlement in North Jakarta slated for eviction and demolition in response to nearby flooding.
-Conducted resident interviews and collaborated with community organizers and NGO’s
-Synthesized field work and research into comprehensive maps and diagrams

May 2013 - Jul 2013
 

StudioMake, Bangkok, TH, Design/Fabrication Team

-Designed and fabricated full-scale disaster housing prototype
-Led international design team to develop modular foundation prototype
-Designed public exhibition at Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand

May 2013 - May 2013
 

Thing Thing, Ann Arbor, MI, US, fabrication team

-Helped prepare Venice Bienalle exhibition

“Making Friends”
with Thing Thing + Asst. Professor Thom Moran
Grounds for Detroit _13178 Moran Street
The International Architecture Biennale 2012
Venice, Italy

May 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Alberti Program: Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Studio Instructor

-Taught 4th through 9th grade students from St. Louis Public Schools architectural design
-Led studios focused on urbanism, culture, environment, and community

Jan 2008 - May 2011
 

Healthy Page Project: Fruit Hill Initiative, Pagedale, MO, US, Project Coordinator, Urban Designer

-Designed proposal for Page Avenue development prioritizing community orchards as a tool to address vacancy, nutrition, and youth education.
-Collaborated with neighborhood organizations, residents, elected officials, non-profits, and designers
-Contributed to Neighborhood Health Assessment with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

United Way of Greater St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, E. Desmond Lee Fellow

-Underwent CORO training in civic engagement, community development, and leadership
-Received grant to fund Fruit Hill Initiative, a urban orchard prototype
in collaboration with the City of Pagedale, MO, Beyond Housing CDC, and residents.

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2014
 

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Bachelors, Architecture and Urban Design

Aug 2007 - May 2011
 

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Urban Design

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills