Michael Palesano

Michael Palesano

New York, NY, US



Recently graduated, (phew!), with a B.Arch from NYIT's Manhattan Campus. I'm an easy going professional with a dedicated and determined work ethic. Currently driven to increase my professional abilities to expand my role in the office and work toward professional registration as well as LEED certification. Concurrently expanding my software abilities by revisiting older studio projects and documenting them digitally. I enjoy learning and experimenting with new software, and have taught myself most of what am currently proficient in.


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Classes range from 5 years of Design Studios, Structures, Environmental Site Planning, Furniture design, Environmental Building Systems, City Planning, and probably most important an elective class in evaluating New World Wine.

Throughout design studio, I took on the role of a leader of my studio, from coordinating class site models and activities, as well as becoming a trusted colleague to help answer questions and bounce design ideas off of. My design and work ethic earned the respect of the faculty as I had been chosen to represent my studio at our end of semester exposition 6 out of my 10 semesters.

Sep 2008 - May 2013


Michael T. Berthold Energy Conversation Award, Award

I was recognized at graduation with this award voted on by faculty for my 5th year thesis project, An End to Waterfronting, for my sustainable design and elements incorporated into it.


Design Award of Merit, Award

Society of American Registered Architects New York Chapter recognized my 4th year comprehensive design project Spring Street Natatorium. My student work was featured next to built projects by such firms as SHoP, Perkins + Will, Rafael Vinoly, Dattner, & Grimshaw among others.


Venice Facade Design Competition, 2nd Place

Placed "Gold" in a faculty judged design studio for redesigning the facade of the Ca' d'Oro located in Venice along the Grand Canal.


AIA Staten Island Ferry Terminal Kiosk Design, 1st Place

My design was chosen as a concept for an information kiosk to be located in the St. George Terminal for the Staten Island Ferry.


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