Michael McCoskey

Michael McCoskey

Los Angeles, CA, US

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I'm an architectural designer with almost 10 years of professional experience working in offices located around the country. While I've handled many projects thru all stages of design/construction, my primary skill set is focused on the schematic and design development phases. I love refining the project goals with clients and manifesting them visually thru hand sketches and models. I also really enjoy working thru the fast paced design decisions made during the CA process and dialoguing with the builders. During my years of managing projects I have gained extensive experience with code analysis in multiple municipalities. 

Outside of the office, I love to walk the streets of the city where I'm living, finding the incidental beauty of the urban environment. If I'm not doing that, I'm looking for soft snow to snowboard on or straining to climb the rock face I'm clinging to. 

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McCoskey/Gehring, Vermont/Columbus, OH/Los Angeles, Co-owner/Head Designer

Handled projects through all stages of design and construction.

Project Highlights:

Robertshaw Residence - Head Designer (design, 2019)
Designed a contemporary addition to a historic salt-box style home in the mountains of Vermont. Included the design of an acoustically refined, dedicated listening room for the client’s collection of vintage audio equipment.

Gemut Biergarten - Head Designer, Project Architect (projected completion summer 2019)
Delivered an interior design that packed a robust program (bar, kitchen, and brewery) in a cramped, historic building while still maintaining a spacious dining area and high functioning food service environment.

May 2018 - current

LineSync Architecture, Wilmington, VT, US, Project Manager/Design Lead

Project Highlights:

Carinthia Base Lodge - Design Lead (completed winter 2018)
Tasked with refining an existing schematic design so that the base lodge reflects the historic and pastoral settings of the surrounding mountain valley and elevates the customers ‘Vermont’ experience.

Stratton Mountain Ski House - Design Lead, Project Manager (completed summer 2018)
A renovation of a 6000 sf vacation home which included a complex space planning project integrating an existing and substantial attic space to increase the number of bedrooms for visiting friends/family.

Dec 2015 - May 2018

Bass Studio Architects, Columbus, OH, US, Project Manager/Design Lead

Project Highlights:

Workstate, Columbus Office Build-out - Design Lead, Project Manager (completed summer 2015)
Managed the project from schematic design through construction administration. As the Design lead, special attention was given to create maximum visual interest and impact, with a value oriented material selection.

OSU, Neil Building Market Place Renovations - Project Architect, Construction Admin. (completed winter 2015)
Identified and developed solutions to the client’s space planning challenges to create a better consumer experience in a market style dining services location.

Feb 2013 - Dec 2015

Pavlecic Trudeau Architects LLC, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Worked on a wide variety of residential projects in the Chicago area. Project types ranged from small single family homes to luxury high-rise build-outs. Main tasks included a substantial amount of design development, construction drawings, structural design, HVAC design, client/contractor correspondence, field measurement/site documentation, product research and code/zoning analysis.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2007


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

An emphasis on conceptual design/theory.

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009

Judson University, Elgin, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2000 - Jun 2004

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