Michael Kowalchuk

Michael Kowalchuk

New York, NY, US



My commitment to architecture stems from the belief that good design can affect social change, large and small. My boundless curiosity allows my diverse interests in history, literature, film, travel, language(s) and politics to inform my work. Although my work responds to local conditions, my perspective is global. I strive to better serve people and the planet while I grow as an architect.


Manypenny Murphy Architecture, Portsmouth, NH, US, Intern Architect

Job Responsibilities: Prepare drawing sets from Schematic Design through Construction Drawings - Site surveying - Attend project meetings - Product research and material selection - Code review - Construction Administration; review shop drawings and submittals - Prepare marketing materials and write original web content - Create original renderings and promotional images - Assist with the preparation of RFPs and RFQs

Jun 2014 - current

Fishbrook Design Studio, Haverhill, MA, US, Summer Intern

Assisted in creating/updating design drawings, construction drawings, digital models and marketing materials.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture, English and Textual Studies

-1960s Utopias (ARC 500)
-National and Postcolonial Cinema (ETS 350)
-The Geography of Capital (GEO 573)
-The Politics of Public Space (ARC 500-12)
-Designing Health (ARC 500-302)
-Documenting Sexualities (ETS 360)
-Class and Literary Texts (ETS 181)
-Practices of the Global South (ARC 500)
-Art in Revolutionary Latin America (HOA 300-001)
-Literature and its Media (ETS 305-3)
-Queer Theory (ETS 330-001)
-Victorian Social Fiction (ETS 410)
-The 60s: Promise, Conflict, Reaction (ETS 330-1)

Sep 2009 - May 2014

Areas of Specialization