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Michael Thrailkill

Michael Thrailkill

Portland, OR, US

 

About 

We provide consulting services to support your architecture or interior design firm’s needs, without the overhead of full-time staff. 

Specifications: Production, editing and coordination of architectural, interior design, front-end, owners’ and consultants’ specifications

Cost Estimating: Quantity take-offs from your drawings or computer files for documentation-stage assessment and confirmation of budget

Product and Material Research: Evaluation of your project’s specific attributes in order to recommend the appropriate systems, materials or products

Document Review: A fresh set of eyes on your project at any stage, to ensure coordination and avoid difficulties later

Employment 

m.thrailkill.architect.llc, Portland, OR, US, Owner, Architect, Specifier

Jan 2015 - current
 

Yost Grube Hall Architecture, Portland, OR, US, Associate, Project Manager

Aug 2001 - Jan 2015
 

Charney Architects, New Haven, CT, US, Architect, Project Manager

Nov 1997 - Jul 2001
 

Zyscovich Architects, Miami, FL, US, Architect, Project Architect

May 1993 - Oct 1998
 

Education 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, BArch, School of Architecture

5-year bachelor of Architecture program, with minor in Fine Arts

Aug 1988 - May 1993
 

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Fourth year abroad program

Sep 1991 - Jun 1992
 

American Field Service, Tunis, TN, High School, Exchange Student

Sep 1987 - Jun 1988
 

Awards 

Global Best Projects Award 2014, Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine, Award

Global Best Projects Award 2014
Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine, 5/2014
Project: U.S. Department of State, New Embassy Compound, Dakar, Senegal
Role: Specifications, product and material research

2014
 

Design Excellence Award 2014, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Oregon Chapter, Honorable Mention

Design Excellence Award 2014
International Interior Design Association, Oregon Chapter, 10/2014
Project: Dow East End Offices Tenant Improvement, Midland, Michigan
Role: Specifications, product and material research, design detailing coordination

2014
 

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2012, Award

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2012
National Intramural and Recreational Sports Assoc. (NIRSA), 3/2012
Project: McAlexander Fieldhouse Renovation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Role: Project Manager, Designer

2012
 

Facility of Merit Award 2012 Athletic Business Magazine, Award

Facility of Merit Award 2012
Athletic Business Magazine, 7/2012
Athletic Business Conference, 11/2012
Project: Academic and Student Recreation Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Role: Narratives, specifications, cost

2012
 

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2011, Award

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2011
National Intramural and Recreational Sports Assoc. (NIRSA), 3/2011
Project: Academic and Student Recreation Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Role: Narratives, specifications, cost

2011
 

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2005, Award

Outstanding Sports Facility Award, 2005
National Intramural and Recreational Sports Assoc. (NIRSA), 3/2005
Project: Dixon Recreation Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Role: Bidding, construction administration

2005
 

Best Overall Sustainable Design, 2005 Best Practice Awards, Award

Best Overall Sustainable Design, 2005 Best Practice Awards
4th Annual UC/ CSU/ CCC Sustainability Conference, 6/2005
Project: Behavioral and Social Sciences Building, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Role: Narratives, specifications, cost

2005
 

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Indian Memorial Design Competition, Other

Commendation, place in traveling exhibit
U.S. Nat’l Park Serv., Little Bighorn Battlefield, Crow Agency, Montana, 3/1997
Project: "Peace Through Unity" Indian Memorial Design Competition (with Monica Wright)

1997
 

Areas of Specialization