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Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Columbus, OH, US

 

About 

Employment 

Meyers + Associates Architecture, Columbus, OH, US, Associate, Architecture

Projects include (to date):

• 1221 North High Street, documentation for retail tenant improvements, 2021
• AC Hotel Columbus, documentation for retail tenant improvements, 2021
• Belfair, programming and conceptual master plan for a golf community, 2021
• New Dawn Medical Spa, programming diagrams and presentation graphics, 2021
• Schroter Residence, schematic design and design development, 2021
• Riverwood Farms Carriage House, construction documentation, 2021
• The Minikahda Club, programming and conceptual master plan, 2021
• Firelands Winery, conceptual master plan for a winery and hotel, 2020
• West Bay Club Bayhouse, construction documentation for a club renovation, 2020
• Parkland Golf & Country Club, programming and conceptual master plan, 2020
• Southern Trace Country Club, programming and conceptual master plan, 2020

Also a member of the firm's Marketing Team and Document Standards Team.

Aug 2020 - current
 

JBAD (Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design), Columbus, OH, US, Associate

Projects included:

• Factory No. 6, renovations for 4-story commercial building, 2019
• Livingston UMC, conceptual study for 300K SF mixed-use development, 2019
• Penzone Salon - Polaris, renovations for a 1-story salon, 2018-2019
• Harlow on Main, interior design for a 120-unit mixed-use building, 2019
• 263 Jackson, renovations for a single-family residence, 2018
• Zimbabwe Tech Lab, design for a shipping container computer lab, 2018

Also led numerous marketing efforts, including social media and awards submissions.

May 2019 - Apr 2020
 

JBAD (Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design), Columbus, OH, US, Intern

Working directly under the Principal/Owner, aiding in concept development of project proposals as well as on internal projects in support of firm and project recognition.

Responsibilities included:

• Conceptual and schematic development of 100+ unit multi-family + retail project proposal
• Conceptual development and presentation design for non-profit housing model
• Developing a system of information graphics for client presentations and proposals
• Project award submissions (AIA local, state and national, 1 Honor Award + 1 Honorable Mention)
• Editing project drawings to presentation quality
• Photo editing for project renderings
• Designing and assembling travel fellowship publications

Visit jbadusa.com for more information about the firm.

Jun 2016 - May 2019
 

Columbus Partnership, Columbus, OH, US, Smart Columbus Fellow

In June 2016, Columbus was awarded the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge grant of $40 million to become a test bed for new mobility technologies and solutions, in addition to a $10 million grant from Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen Philanthropy, to increase electric vehicle adoption. The Columbus Partnership, a sub-recipient of the Vulcan grant, created a position within their annual fellowship program for the Smart Columbus team. I reported to the Director of Smart Cities for the Columbus Partnership.

Responsibilities included:
• Coordinated 9 autonomous technology vendors and 40 key stakeholders for 2 days of meetings, ultimately resulting in ODOT's RFP #505-19 for an autonomous shuttle on Columbus' Scioto Mile
• Performing research to equip leadership team with information relevant to speaking engagements and strategy meetings
• Act as the go-to for graphic design and marketing production, including formatting reports, drafting copy, producing digital graphics and creating partner resources
• Keeping a pulse on local, national, and global events related to smart cities initiatives
• Maintains and grows social media presence for Smart Columbus, including over 7,000+ weekly impressions on Twitter

Sep 2017 - May 2018
 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Communications Assistant

Working within the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture on special projects in support of both the Communications and Outreach team as well as the Digital Library/Resources team.

Projects included:

• Video graphics
• Photo editing
• Video editing and compilation
• Large format scanning
• Meta-data entry
• Digital archive management

Feb 2015 - May 2017
 

Education 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2019
 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Activities and Societies:
• American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) | Graphic Design Chair
• Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) | Director of Alumni Relations

Aug 2013 - May 2017
 

Awards 

ULI Hines Competition, Honorable Mention

2019
 

AIA Columbus Student Award, Award

In recognition of work done as part of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at Ohio State.

2017
 

AIA Columbus Student Award, Award

In recognition of work done as part of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at Ohio State.

2016
 

Semifinalist — Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition, Other

Participated in national competition with over 200 entries. Advanced to the semifinalist round of the top 30 entries.

2016
 

IMI/OSU Design Competition, 3rd Place

The Construction I course at Ohio State culminates in the International Masonry Institute Design Competition. The course is a combined 3rd year undergraduate and first year graduate student course, comprising around 100 students. First through fourth place are awarded to individuals whose final project show exceptional design and use of brick.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization