Mitchell Stein

Mitchell Stein

Pittsburgh, PA, US



Candidate for Master of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univeristy School of Architecture + Design. I am currently working to complete my graduate thesis and will be graduating by the end of May 2017. As a self-driven and eager learner, I enjoy working with people who's interest spans across architecture and design. 

Studying at Virginia Tech, I believe in finding the details within a project that define it's concept. Asking questions like, "What makes a wall?", "How does a building touch the ground?", and "How does a building frame the sky?" looks beyond program and function to understand why we design. My time at both the University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech has allowed me to advance in hand sketching, hand drafting, and model making, while my work experience has bettered my software skills.  I am seeking a full-time position in a creative environment that drives to continue learning about design.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, ADA Graduate Assistant

As a member within the Office of Equity and Accessibility, I review building packets for new construction and renovations for ADA accessibility. Any issues are resolved through comment submissions to the architects of the designated project. The Office of Equity and Accessibility also receives physical access complaints in which we respond and address any ongoing accessible issues on campus.

Aug 2016 - current

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Graduate Assistant

Member of the School of Architecture + Design's Student Computing Services. Assisted students in equipment usage for plotting, laser cutting, 3D printing, and camera/lighting.

Aug 2014 - Aug 2016

CannonDesign, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Student Intern

As a summer intern, I was placed on two project teams, a private residence in Pittsburgh and a health clinic in Abu Dhabi. For the private residence, I worked with my supervisor and the clients to produce various Revit model schemes for the early design phases. As for the health clinic, in preparation of construction documentation, I worked through the Revit model to edit any final details for submission.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, MArch, M. Arch III

Virginia Tech's M.Arch III program is open to students pursuing their first professional degree in Architecture. The Qualifying Design Labs in the first year serve as an introduction to design which is taught alongside various seminars and structures courses. The second year contains a focus of building materials & construction classes that intertwine with ongoing studio projects.

A 12-week summer session serves as the final semester prior to beginning the graduate thesis in which one project spans the entire summer. The third and final year provides the opportunity to explore a topic in architecture further through a year long thesis.

Aug 2014 - current

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

The School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh provides the opportunity to study the foundations of design through drawing, sculpture, and painting alongside various architectural seminar and studio courses. It is a 4-year program offering a Bachelor of Art and prepares a student for the option to attend graduate school in the architecture field.

Aug 2010 - Apr 2014


Central Scholarship of Pittsburgh, Award

Undergraduate students who are members of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh are eligible to apply. This award helps hundreds of students in Pittsburgh help pay for various costs of undergraduate study.


Sarah and Tenah Memorial Fund Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship

Graduate students who are members of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh are eligible to apply for this award. The scholarship is based on academic success, volunteer experience, and religious commitment. The award is considered highly competitive.


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