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Michael Prager

Michael Prager

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Young, passionate architect with international background looking for an entry-level role in an architectural firm in NYC where I can workon large-scale projects such as high rises. Hands-on experience designing the Austrian national TV station, ORF, headquarters, in Vienna, amajor project. Sole designer of a six-unit penthouse in Vienna that will be built in 2019-2020. During my studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, I designed a sustainable net zero energy building, which included assessing the energy needs of my design and ensuring that the planned solar panels would suffice. I then incorporated them into the design so that they enhanced the building rather than detracted from it. Represented my university in an international student competition in Singapore, where we planned an extremely high-density vertical city that won an honorable mention. Travelled as part of my academic program with professors on architectural trips to Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, London and Prague; thus exposing me to international architectural styles and widening my horizon in architecture.

I am highly responsible, collaborative, and passionate about my work and eager to launch my professional career in NYC.

To view some examples of my work, please visit michaelpragerarchitecture.com

Employment 

DMP Project Development, Vienna, Austria, Architect

Sole designer of a penthouse addition to a 115-year-old Viennese apartment building, which included negotiating with Vienna’s urban planning and cityscape bureau, as the building is located in a historic preservation zone. Collaborated with structural engineer and created plan materials for initial cost estimation.

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
 

DMP Project Development, Vienna, Austria, Architectural Intern

Internship DMP Project Development, Vienna
Designed a replacement new-build of an old veranda and feasibility studies for real estate projects. Designed an exhibition stand for amusement park ride producer, DyMoRides in Vienna.

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architecture, Vienna, Austria, Architectural Intern

Internship at Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architecture, Vienna, Austria. Participated in preliminary design team for ORF TV Headquarters; developed furnishing systems; created presentation materials; conducted cost estimate calculation of building material quantities; participated in urban design study “Nordbahnhof;”
translated office portfolio from German into English.

Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Education 

ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH, MArch, Department of Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture [Prof. Xaveer De Geyter, Miroslav Sik, Adam Caruso, Dietmar Eberle]

- Diploma Project: designed a 350,000 square foot institute in the heart of Zurich, maintaining the city’s small scale by utilizing a partial underground solution.

- Created an upscale residential housing complex with net zero energy standards and fully integrated solar design in Zurich. Building is named “Bourgeoise Bohemién“

- Extensive research on structural design.

Sep 2016 - May 2018
 

ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH, BArch, Department of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture [Prof. Christian Kerez, Dietmar Eberle, Dirk Hebel, Kees Christiaanse]

- Vertical Cities Asia Competition – Planned a high-density mixed-use city for 700,000 people on only 7 square kilometers. Earned honorable mention in international student competition.

- Developed affordable housing proposal for Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Proposal received national news coverage in Ethiopia.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
 

Awards 

Vertical Cities Asia Student Competition, Honorable Mention

The ETH Zurichs's entry gained an Honorable Mention in the competition.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills