Michael Tod Smith, RA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

Michael Tod Smith, RA, NCARB, LEED Green Assoc.

New York, NY, US



Project Architect & Manager

  • Broadly experienced in diverse project & construction types.
  • Deeply interested in active design, affordable/supportive housing, communities, sustainability, and transportation alternatives with extensive experience in NYC apartments and multifamily design.
  • Ever curious, researcher, sketcher, thinker, eager to learn. Egoless, compassionate, prefers collaboration.


Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Apr 2021 - current

OTTE Architecture & Construction, New York, NY, US, Architect & Project Manager

Project Architect responsibilities included the majority of design work, presentation material, drawing documentation, consultant coordination, and construction administration from predesign to project closeout. Project Manager responsibilities included providing oversight and monitoring staff while maintaining the majority of Project Architect duties and acting as a primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and work to completion to the clients’ satisfaction.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2020

STRAND Books, New York, NY, US, Manager & Designer

Manager responsibilities included training and supervising a creative staff of 35, sales, customer service, purchasing, and general operations of a highly profitable bookstore at a time that indies were in decline. Design responsibilities included designing and overseeing the construction of two interior renovations and expansions, window and in-store displays, and assisting film and tv set designers with book props.

Jun 1995 - Jul 2005

Richard P. Grasso Architects, Manasquan, NJ, US, Draftsman & Model Maker

Interned while in college.

May 1990 - Jun 1995


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1989 - May 1995


Dean's List all semesters, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Award


Areas of Specialization