Michael Heller

Michael Heller

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Designer in the fields of: Architecture, Art, Digital Media, Exhibitions, and Installations


Christies Auction House, Los Angeles, CA, US, Operations Coordinator

-Assisted with operations and logistics
-Designed and coordinated event planning including events for the Ann Getty exhibition and the Paul G. Allen Collection.
-Managed exhibition design and rollout during the Fall 2022 Season

Aug 2022 - Dec 2022

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

ARC 182: Representation II. Prof. Molly Hunker
Guided students in digital design skills as well as digital fabrication techniques. Co-led a studio of 28 students in their assignments
ARC 181: Representation I. Prof. Valeria Herrera
Guided students in drawing and representation skills and techniques, co-led a studio of 23 students in their assignments
ARC 101: Architecture Summer College Studio. Prof. Kyle Miller
Led two three-week introductory studio for high-school students interested in pursuing a degree in Architectural studies.

Jul 2021 - May 2022


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - May 2022

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Making and Meaning

Summer intensive workshop learning design skills for architectural studies

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018


Deans Citation of Excellence in Thesis Design, Award

Since 1983, graduating students in the School of Architecture’s professional degree programs are eligible for awards: the Dean’s Citations for Excellence in Thesis Design, Citations for Excellence in Thesis Design, Honorable Mentions, and the James A. Britton Memorial Awards—Advisory Board Prize, Faculty Prize, and Jury Prize—recognizing the best final projects by graduate and undergraduate students in the professional degree programs.
Beginning in 2020, as a result of COVID, the awards have been granted through a competition open to all thesis students. This year, all the entered work is posted here as a public display. Thus the competition doubles as the Thesis Exhibition.
Prizes were determined by three groups of reviewers—Invited Critics, Faculty, and members of the Advisory Board—who evaluated the posted work and submit ranked ballots. Dean Speaks announced the winners on May 14, 2022 at the School of Architecture Convocation.


King + King Prize Nominee, Nomination

The jury awards student work in the graduate and undergraduate integrated design studios (ARC 607 and ARC 409). The criteria for selection include the ability to incorporate all areas of the professional curriculum in support of design excellence and the ability to construct clarity among abstract concepts that elevate architecture as a cultural art and the materials and technologies by which it is materialized. Projects are nominated to compete for the award by students and faculty and juried by representatives of King + King Architects.


William J. Slivers Book Prize, 1st Place

The William J. Slivers Book Prize Is awarded to the best sketch problem within the second-year studios.


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