Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Miami, FL, US

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I am a current Rural Studio thesis student; designing, building, and occupying affordable housing in Hale County Alabama.


Kasita, Austin, TX, US, Design Professional

Design professional working on modular stackable housing schemes. Completing design and specifications for a second iteration of the Kasita housing prototype. This experience included work in AutoCAD, vectorworks, and various adobe programs; in addition to sketching, physical models consultant collaboration, and small scale mock-ups.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

CincoLab, Austin, TX, US, Energy Modeler

Energy modeler documenting and analyzing building designs as a part of an environmental consultant team. Working on projects from prestigious Texas firms including but not limited to Lake Flato. Thorough energy modeling completed in a combination of OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, SketchUp and AutoCAD, with documentation and presentation in excel, and adobe programs.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

GT Scale Models, Miami, FL, US, Assistant Model Builder

Assistant builder of photo-realistic models for realtors, developers, and architects. Models were constructed using a variety of mediums and tools for both precision and detail.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Architectural associate designing in various CAD programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, and ArchiCAD. Developed and constructed presentation quality models of new projects for client meetings.

May 2014 - Jun 2014

Village Architects, Key Biscayne, FL, US, Intern Architect

Intern architect redlining and refining construction documents. Primarily working on high-end residential homes in south Florida.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


The Rural Studio, Newbern, AL, US, Design Build

Member of a 4 person thesis team, designing, building, and occupying to test homes for detailed affordable housing research.

Aug 2017 - current

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Design Professional

Bachelor of Architecture, Honors Scholar, Cum Laude

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Alabama Concrete Masonry Association Design Competition Winner, 1st Place

Concrete design competition winner for 3rd year fall studio at Auburn University.


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