Michael Archer

Michael Archer

New York, NY, US



My work, involvement, outreach, awards, and personal pursuits all reflect my unfettering connection with the world of architecture. I have found my purpose and my voice through the realization of built work, and have been forever changed after witnessing firsthand its impact on our society. To pursue ever-increasing ranges of influence and scales of complexity is what drives me both professionally and personally.


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York, NY, US, Designer

KPF has presented me with the opportunity to design, develop, and document some of the most culturally-definitive urban projects of the 21st century. Massive in scale, each project requires a team of dedicated individuals. As a project team member I have developed construction documents, prepared portions of design packages, engaged in master plan competitions, and contributed to the development of buildings ranging from several thousand to several million square feet.

Apr 2014 - current

GF55 Partners, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

My position at GF55 was one that I had been allowed to define with the support of the managing partners. Expressing the desire upon beginning my career with the firm to see projects through on all phases (from conceptual presentations and schematics to documentation and administration of large-scale construction) allowed me to take a fully-immersed and managerial approach to the practice quite early on. This responsibility is something I find quite unique to the office as it allowed me to develop a sense of balance, urgency, and craft that I feel greatly strengthens my aptitude as an aspiring architect. I highly recommend pursuing an opportunity with the firm and would welcome the opportunity to speak further about my experience there with any interested parties.

Jun 2011 - Feb 2014


Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2011


NCARB Intern Think Tank, 1st Place

Won one of twelve positions on NCARB's first ever Intern Think Tank to revise the training program required for architectural licensure in the United States.