Michael Burton

Michael Burton

San Francisco, CA, US



I am a recent graduate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design currently living in San Francisco. My thesis was the investigation of a new kinetic system for architecture to operate within and I have completed several kinetic pieces at full scale. I also enjoy coding, bouldering, hobby board games, and leather-working.


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, CNC Mill Operator

Conduct and supervise the operation of the CNC mill at the school. Consulted students on strategies for approaching their projects efficiently and intelligently.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

Blu Homes, Inc, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Project Designer

Modeled pre-fabricated homes for an online modeling and marketing tool.
Created drawing sets for local submittal and client meetings, designed
customizations for projects requiring additional design, and coordinated search
for alternative energy providers

May 2011 - Aug 2012


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, MArch1

Aug 2009 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Thayer Scholarship, Scholarship


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