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Michael Mercado

Michael Mercado

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

After receiving my Bachelors of Architecture at Pratt institute in 2013 I have had experience working on a variety of project types ranging in scale from residential, retail and commercial spaces. I have worked hands-on with residential clients to resolve anything from small millwork details to designing ground-up housing and I have worked with larger corporate clients providing services ranging from schematic organizational layouts to complete retail build-outs.

In my spare time I work independently and collectively in a workshop studio space that I’ve managed for 6 months. As Director of the space I work together with my colleagues to resolve issues and coordinate events and planning. We use the space as a creative outlet to explore ideas and designs with projects ranging in scale and medium with no limits to the creative process or finished product.

From a professional development perspective, I would like to continue gaining diverse working experiences working with a variety of clients while adapting my skills to a new upbeat, ambitious working environment. I find beauty in the details and wish to lead a creative team that is as highly motivated and passionate about maintaining a high quality standard as I am.

Employment 

C3 Architecture + Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Extensive drawing coordination between multi-trade professionals producing complete drawing sets for various submissions.
• Help coordinate workload distribution within a team environment.
• Conduct regular site visits to review construction progress and resolve unforeseen site conditions while working directly with client and designer.
• Excellent time management to develop and complete various project deliverables to meet required deadlines.
• Aide in the development and guidance of junior staff.

Jul 2016 - current
 

Cheung Showman Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

• Thorough schematic design bringing projects from conceptualization to realization working directly with client.
• Gather detailed site information as needed.
• Excellent concern for details throughout all phases of construction.
• Review and revise material selections, specifications and shop drawings while providing direction to other trade professionals.
• Assist with bid comparison and contract negotiations.
• Maintain detailed log of meeting minutes and track active project components.
• Monitor and maintain satisfactory results both in the field and in the office.
• Extensive construction administration coordinating with other project professionals under tight deadlines.
• Manage an expanding office file, project records and material library.
• Assist in developing and maintaining general office procedures to improve work productivity.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

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

Thesis Research and Thesis Design
Completed my academic architectural experience with an in-depth design study, preceded and accompanied by extensive research. I was exposed to unique working environments and challenging projects both solo and within a group. Prepared and presented design and research analysis on a weekly basis. Provided visual representation graphically, digitally and/or physically.

Advanced Level Design Course
Research and developed plans to revitalize the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I reprogrammed and reconstructed the 40 acre site with a new and extended Transportation Network along with Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and Residential program. Developed and maintained a Master Plan to integrate the site into the existing complex demographic and wildly diverse ecosystem.This project was recognized in the top 30 submissions for the Annual AECOM International Architecture Student Competition.

Sep 2010 - May 2013
 

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, US, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2010
 

Awards 

AECOM: UrbanSOS Frontiers - International Student Competition, Honorable Mention

Recognized in top 30 submissions.

2013
 

Presidential Merit, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for outstanding GPA and portfolio development.

2012
 

Presidential Merit, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for outstanding GPA and portfolio development.

2011
 

Presidential Merit, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for outstanding GPA and portfolio development.

2010
 

Kurr Foundation, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded for outstanding GPA.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization