Michael Chin

Michael Chin

Santa Clara, CA, US

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Architectural Designer

Michael Chin is a recent graduate of Woodbury University School of Architecture with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. In His thesis and latter years of study  he examined dispersed architectural strategies and collections. These areas of investigation ranged from prototype museums for Las Vegas to institutional justice within New York City. He continues to investigate how architecture might proliferate as cohesive ecosystems and how strategies of domestication and cuteness may be used overcome the alienation of institutional architecture. Projects investigating spatial ecosystems garnered a number of awards including: Consumer Metabolism ACSA Steel Competition Honorable Mention, Iconic Inclusion AIA Los Angeles Citation Award, and Pet Proliferation WUSOA Degree Project Award. His final year at university was spent on an unpublished 365 page research book, Rikers Island Research Manual, which investigated the history and future of Rikers Island and the jail systems of New York City. He has worked in award winning offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco such as: Edward Ogosta Architecture, Min | Day, and Craig Steely Architecture.


Craig Steely Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Roles: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation/ Modeling, Diagramming, and Model Making
Projects: Papaaloa Homstead, Round House, Roofless House

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Min| Day, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Roles: Rendering, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Model Making
Projects: Albion Residence, 18th Street Building, OpenDNS

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Edward Ogosta Architecture, Culver City, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Roles: Design Development and Construction Detailing
Projects: Corner Pocket House

May 2015 - Aug 2015


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Magna Cum Laude with Distinction

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Rudolph De Chellis FAIA Award, Scholarship

Grand Critique Winner, Student Choice
AIA San Fernando Valley/ Woodbury University SOA


AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate, Award

Excellence in the Study of Architecture
AIA/ Woodbury University SOA


Citation Award, 3rd Place

Citation Award: Las Vegas Museum
AIA Los Angeles


ACSA Steel Competition, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention: Import LA


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