michael moore

michael moore

Montreal, QC, CA

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Initial work experience as an architectural apprentice (WZMH Architects-Toronto), evolving into an interior design professional. 

A vast range of project type and credential from luxury residential (new build/renovation) to condominium design/development, retail design, corporate/commercial office design, aviation design (airports, departure lounges, ticket offices, reservations centres, corporate offices) - cruise ship design, hospitality design (Marriott Hotels).

Aside from the core credential as an interior designer, received certification as a Registered Graphic Designer in 1995. Broad experience in logo/identity design, way finding systems design, onboard ship graphics systems, etc.

Since 1987 have taught interior design at the college level on a part-time basis, with a specialty in AutoCAD, 3D modelling, SketchUp, and other courses. Currently professor at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada.

Recognized as a superb team builder and mentor, my executive design management positions required the ability to nurture/train design staff and meet all corporate targets for actualization of expectations, in alignment with corporate/departmental goals and strategies.

Have excellent ability as a design detailer - proven portfolio of creative problem-solving at the root level of design concepts/development along with the ability to always maintain balance between project goals and corporate strategies for project delivery - on-time and on-budget.

One ability for which I am recognized is as a proven creative able to refine/define particular problems and articulate a logical and efficient solution path.

CV and directly prior work experience:

Senior Design manager - Marriott Hotels International, Washington DC

Manager Fleet Design - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Miami

Senior Designer, Gresham,Smith Architects - Dallas texas

A proven project portfolio with an A-list of corporate clients over the last 20+ years.




MXMdesignGroup, Montreal / Ottawa, Founder / Owner

Responsible for design and development of a wide range of project types with a primary focus on the hospitality industry.

Currently Design Manager for the renovation/re-build of:
Marriott Residence Inn, Downtown Montreal

Marriott Courtyard - Downtown Toronto

Concurrently there a number of additional projects on-board including:
- 25,000 sq ft design and coordination for a corporate tenant re-locating to a historic heritage building in Old Montreal

- a residential addition

- a residential condo renovation/re-build

Plus numerous other design commisions from graphic design to interior design.

Jan 2009 - current

Algonquin College, Ottawa, Canada, Professor - Interior Design

Teach in a 4 year interior design degree programme.....

Part-time teaching/leading current courses ::
1. AutoCAD - beginner - intermediate + SketchUp modelling/animation

2. Materials, Products & Resources :: 2nd year classes

3. Technical Design & Detailing :: 3rd year students - development of critical thinking skills integrated with
teaching problem identification & analysis, design path articulation and all the requisite technical detail drawings necessary to bring a concept to reality

Oct 2008 - current

Marriott International, Washington, DC, US, Senior Design Manager - Architecture & Design

One of four Design Managers with responsibility for the following flags::
JW Marriott
Renaissance Hotels

Led a team of architects, designers and technicians in the re-design/renovation of existing properties ranging from lobby re-design/make-overs to multi-floor rooms/suites re-design.
Managed budgets up to $10 million....
Was a part of a management team that provided analysis and regular uplink reporting in respect to project status/delivery, team growth + development and ongoing project coordination

Feb 2008 - Jan 2009

Royal CaribbeanCruise Lines, Miami, FL, US, Manager - Fleet Design (Interiors)

As Fleet Design Manager held multiple responsibilities and job functions ::
Design Manager for all day-to-day design requirements for ships of the fleet (20 +)
Design Manager for selected annual ship revitalization projects (projects that required a year in design/planning and project management prior to a 4 week dry dock which involved 1200+ construction personnel and $50 million project scope management)

CAD department Supervisor/Manager :: managed departmental CAD migration/training for design teams (app 40 staff)

Special Projects - multiple high level innovative design undertakings

Personnel Assessment Team - active in evaluation of all new hires from architects to designers to technicians

Aug 2005 - Jan 2008

Gresham Smith, Dallas, TX, US, Senioir Designer

Recruited specifically to head up a design team tasked with the development of concept and design for the American Airlines Terminal B in Boston.

Acted as a co-manager with 2 senior architects in the conceptual design/development of the 2 level 600,000 sq ft pier expansion.

Conceived, researched, developed core design direction for the project. Supervised and coordinated the work of 2 -3 interior designers assigned specifically to that project.

Unfortunately the events of 9/11 resulted in the cancellation of the project

Aug 2000 - Dec 2001

Marshall/Moore Design Inc, Montreal, QC, CA, Founder, Principal Partner

Owner/President :: Developed design firm from single practitioner to a design staff of 15 working predominantly in the corporate/commercial design markets of Montreal.

Introduced AutoCAD to the firm at version 1.4 and developed in-house training for all new-hires in the use of AutoCAD as a design/drawing tool.

Undertook major corporate projects such as the Head offices for ::
Royal Bank of Canada
Air Canada
Alcan Aluminum
Joseph E. Seagram's
Unites States Consulate, Montreal
Kaufel Group International

and many others including two ASID design award winning projects

Jan 1982 - Jun 1996


Thompson River University, British Columbia, BA Design

Will complete BA Des degree within next 10 months

Jan 2012 - current

SAI Institute of Design, Montreal, QC, CA, Design Technology

Jan 1986 - Jun 1988


ASID Design Award, 1st Place

1st place award for design of American Airlines Lounge, Dallas/Ft Worth Airport


ASID International Design Award - Corporate/Commercial, 1st Place

1st place design award for the offices of Hemens, Hindle & Cornish Attorneys, Montreal, QC


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