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Michael Mercado

Michael Mercado

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

After receiving his Bachelors of Architecture at Pratt institute in 2013, Michael has had experience working on a variety of project types ranging in scale from residential, retail, and commercial spaces. He has worked hands-on with residential clients to resolve anything from small millwork details, to corporate level clients providing schematic organizational layouts to complete retail build-outs. As Project Architect at BA, Michael applies his professional experience and passion for detailing to lead projects from conception to completion. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and anything zombie-related.

Employment 

Bright Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Project Manager

• Manage projects throughout all phases of the project life cycle.
• Organize and conduct meetings with clients, contractors, and consultants.
• Lead the development of fully coordinated drawing sets.
• Oversee RFI distribution and shop drawing process.
• Maintain positive relationships with clients working hand-in-hand to define the
design direction and develop brand standards.
• Present design proposals internally to Principal and externally to clients.
• Supervise the work of team members and coordinate contract document
distribution.

Apr 2018 - current
 

Haus 15, Brooklyn, NY, US, Director / Independant Designer

• Independent endeavor to design and build custom furniture with an emphasis.
and interest in wood joinery techniques.
• Encourage organization and coordination with issues or projects affecting all
parties involved.
• Operate, maintain, and clean shop equipment.

Sep 2017 - Nov 2020
 

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

• Lead the development and coordination of various big brand retail roll-outs.
• Provide leadership and support to junior staff and distribute workload amongst
internal teams.
• Own project timeline, deliverables, and target dates.

Jul 2016 - Mar 2018
 

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

• Work independently and collaboratively in a team environment to brainstorm
project ideas and complete drawing packages.
• Coordinate regular site visits to review construction progress and resolve
unforeseen site conditions.
• Develop and maintain office organization, project records, and material library.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
 

Education 

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

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 

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