Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Columbus, OH, US




Meyers + Associates Architecture, Columbus, OH, US, Associate, Architecture

Aug 2020 - current

JBAD (Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design), Columbus, OH, US, Associate

May 2019 - Apr 2020

JBAD (Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design), Columbus, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Working directly under the Principal/Owner, aiding in concept development of project proposals as well as on internal projects in support of firm and project recognition.

Responsibilities included:

- Conceptual and schematic development of 100+ unit multi-family + retail project proposal
- Conceptual development and presentation design for non-profit housing model
- Developing a system of information graphics for client presentations and proposals
- Project award submissions (AIA local, state and national, 1 Honor Award + 1 Honorable Mention)
- Editing project drawings to presentation quality
- Photo editing for project renderings
- Designing and assembling travel fellowship publications

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Jun 2016 - May 2019

Columbus Partnership, Columbus, OH, US, Smart Columbus Fellow

In June 2016, Columbus was awarded the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge grant of $40 million to become a test bed for new mobility technologies and solutions, in addition to a $10 million grant from Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen Philanthropy, to increase electric vehicle adoption. The Columbus Partnership, a sub-recipient of the Vulcan grant, created a position within their annual fellowship program for the Smart Columbus team. I reported to the Director of Smart Cities for the Columbus Partnership.

Responsibilities included:
- Coordinated 9 autonomous technology vendors and 40 key stakeholders for 2 days of meetings, ultimately resulting in ODOT's RFP #505-19 for an autonomous shuttle on Columbus' Scioto Mile
- Performing research to equip leadership team with information relevant to speaking engagements and strategy meetings
- Act as the go-to for graphic design and marketing production, including formatting reports, drafting copy, producing digital graphics and creating partner resources
- Keeping a pulse on local, national, and global events related to smart cities initiatives
- Maintains and grows social media presence for Smart Columbus, including over 7,000+ weekly impressions on Twitter

Sep 2017 - May 2018

The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, OH, US, Communications Assistant

Working within the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture on special projects in support of both the Communications and Outreach team as well as the Digital Library/Resources team.

Projects included:

- Video graphics
- Photo editing
- Video editing and compilation
- Large format scanning
- Meta-data entry
- Digital archive management

Feb 2015 - May 2017


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2019

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture


- AIA Columbus Student Award | SP 2016
- IMI/OSU Masonry Competition | AU 2015 | Third Place
- Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition | AU 2016 | Semifinalist

Activities and Societies:

- American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) | Graphic Design Chair
- Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) | Director of Alumni Relations


Studio Instructors:

- Rob Livesey
- Ann Pendleton-Jullian
- Ashley Schafer
- Justin Diles
- Sandhya Kochar
- Ben Wilke


- Design Studio
- Architectural Theory
- Architectural History I & II
- Construction I & II
- Structures I
- Architectural Representation I & II



- Kyle Ezell
- Jesus Lara
- Seth Young


Master Planning for Public Art
- Airport Planning, Design and Development
- Creating Innovative Cities and Regions
- Metropolitan Planning
- The Socially Just City

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The Ohio State University.

Aug 2013 - May 2017


ULI Hines Competition, Honorable Mention


AIA Columbus Student Award, Award

In recognition of work done as part of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at Ohio State.


Semifinalist — Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition, Other

Participated in national competition with over 200 entries. Advanced to the semifinalist round of the top 30 entries.


IMI/OSU Design Competition, 3rd Place

The Construction I course at Ohio State culminates in the International Masonry Institute Design Competition. The course is a combined 3rd year undergraduate and first year graduate student course, comprising around 100 students. First through fourth place are awarded to individuals whose final project show exceptional design and use of brick.


Areas of Specialization