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Michael Bellefeuille

Michael Bellefeuille

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

Michael is a registered architect, and an Associate at Johnson Roberts Associates, a Somerville, Massachusetts-based office that focuses on public projects ranging from libraries and educational facilities to municipal buildings and sacred spaces. He is experienced in all phases of the design and construction process, and has worked on projects ranging from single-family residences and commercial spaces, to libraries and public safety facilities.

Michael first became interested in architecture and building as a child, visiting construction sites with his grandfather, who was a homebuilder and skilled finish carpenter. He is attentive to the details and connections that strengthen the experience of a design, and to meeting the needs of clients, communities, and the environment. In his work at Johnson Roberts Associates, he has a particular interest in balancing a contemporary sensibility and environmental sustainability with the craft of building and local context.

Michael is a registered architect in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and was twice awarded the Alfred T. Granger Fellowship by Plan New Hampshire, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to fostering sustainable planning, design and development. For several years, he also managed LivableMHT, a website dedicated to promoting and envisioning stronger urban development patterns in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. He has been a panelist at the New Hampshire Planners Association’s Annual Conference, and has been a frequent guest critic at architecture student reviews at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received his Master of Architecture and undergraduate degrees.

Michael is active in various professional organizations, and in addition to architecture, his interests include record collecting, history, bicycling, and gardening. He lives in Boston with his wife, a public health researcher, and their son.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Employment 

Johnson Roberts Associates, Inc., Somerville, MA, US, Associate

- Associate in charge of sustainable design
- Job captain for projects including libraries, higher education facilities, schools, churches and transportation facilities
- Experience in all phases of design, planning and construction, from pre-schematic through construction administration, on educational, public library and municipal projects
- Conduct and produce reports on zoning, code, materials and product research

Mar 2014 - current
 

Adolfo Perez Architect, Junior Architect

- Produced drawings and documents for, coordinated and managed construction administration on projects ranging from small-scale renovations to large-scale, intricately detailed residences
- Participated in design of various aspects of projects from schematic planning to construction details
- Coordinated, managed and produced marketing materials and presentations
- Produced detailed massing, study and presentation models in various media
- Produced thorough computer models and renderings in VectorWorks and Adobe Suite

May 2008 - Mar 2014
 

Dennis Mires, PA: The Architects, Manchester, NH, US, Intern

- Drew construction, presentation and as-built documents for various institutional, civic, educational and commercial projects in ArchiCAD, VectorWorks and AutoCAD
- Produced graphic proposals, brochures and presentations, including exhibits featuring work
- Produced computer renderings and models using ArchiCAD, VectorWorks and SketchUp

May 2005 - Aug 2005
 

Education 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, MArch, MArch

- Produced final research paper regarding the cultural landscape of New England mill towns, "Preserving New England’s Forgotten Landscape: Nineteenth-Century Mills, Adaptive Reuse and the Meaning of Place"

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, BArch, BArch

- Vice President, Wentworth Student Government, 2004-2007
- Business Manager and writer, Leopard Print (student newspaper), 2004-2005

Aug 2003 - May 2008
 

Awards 

2006
 
2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills