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Micheal Donahue

Micheal Donahue

San Francisco, CA, US

 
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About 

Employment 

Self Employed - Casa Terrosa, Costa Rica, Puriscal, CR, Architectural Designer | Builder | Abroad

- Pioneered and lead extensive design-build / renovation project abroad
- Project received exclusive recognition from Dwell magazine mid 2019
- Led a small local workforce, while challenging design and working with the foreign vernacular
- Oversaw the demolition, design execution, budget, and purchasing decisions
- Successfully completed project well under budget and on time
- Developed unique and innovative design vision under enormously complex logistical constraints
- Directed value engineering to reduce costs without sacrificing design integrity

Jul 2018 - Dec 2019
 

C3D Architecture PLLC, New York, NY, US, Job Captain / Project Manager

- Project manager and lead designer for various Restaurant/hospitality/Landmarks Preservation Commission projects in NYC
- Architect of record work for a high profile project part of Waterline Square in Manhattan's Upper West Side
- Various NYC apartment renovations and structural retrofit projects throughout Manhattan
- Developed unique and innovative design vision under enormously complex logistical constraint
- Directed value engineering to reduce costs without sacrificing design integrity
- Prioritized the needs of industry-leading, specialty consultants to achieve coordinated design
- Negotiated contracts, reliably met deadlines, regularly exceeded deliverables
- Evaluated project budgets, contractor and subcontractor bid documents
- Presented designs and site analysis to local authorities and clients
- Organized project schedules, applied for permits, achieved variances
- Diagrammed and analyzed building code, zoning restrictions, program, and floor area
- Developed highly tailored and comprehensive construction document sets

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
 

TEF Design (formerly Tom Eliot Fisch), San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Designer and job captain support on multiple institutional, healthcare, infrastructure,
higher-ed, and demolition projects. Also, lead role in an Historic American Buildings
Survey (HABS) project.
Developed and coordinated interim design solutions for an MOB demolition.
Extensive SF planning and building code research/calculations for multiple high prole change-of-use/conditional-use permits in San Francisco.

Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
 

Moss Wong Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Responsible for creating working drawings from schematic design to construction.
Projects include hospitality, waterfront, residential and office tenant improvements
in the Bay Area.
Developed design concepts and digital models.
Plan check review with SF building department.
Material research, product ordering, code research and field measurements.

May 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Ansari Structural Engineers, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Gained valuable experience in a structural engineering office involved in many large scale and international projects. Duties and exposure varied between projects while directly working with the firm principal. Recorded field measurements, plotted drawings, set up layouts in AutoCAD, developed structural details and drawings.Revised structural reports and final calculation books.

May 2014 - Mar 2015
 

Concept Design Studio, Muskegon, MI, US, Intern

Recorded field measurements, plotted drawings, set up layouts in AutoCAD.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Oct 2011 - May 2016
 

Awards 

Dwell Magazine - Budget Breakdown - Exclusive Feature, Other

"Eager to test their design chops, an American couple go to Costa Rica to tackle their first design-build challenge—for under $200 per square foot."

- Dwell

2019
 

(B.Arch) Thesis Award Recipient, 1st Place

Best Argued Thesis Project

2016
 

Academy of Art Spring Show Participant, Honorable Mention

2014 + 2015 + 2016

2016
 

TEF Design Napkin Sketch Winner, 1st Place

Jesters and Gestures

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills