Michelle Yvonne Hidle

Michelle Yvonne Hidle

Pittsburgh, PA




Panhandle Industries Environmental Inc., AutoCAD LT Drafter

Family owned and operated business.
Drafted site plans, flow and contamination maps, mechanical, electrical, P&ID

Jun 2003 - Aug 2008


Iowa State University, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture. Minor in Digital Media.
Expected graduation fall 2011.

Aug 2006 - current


Figge Art Museum Exhibit: Innovative Objects of Design, Other

Innovative Objects of Design: Museum Proposals for Columbus, Indiana

As part of their central design studio course, 75 Iowa State University seniors in the architecture program visited the Figge for an extensive and comprehensive tour and were then challenged to design their own museum-albeit an imaginary one for the architecturally celebrated town of Columbus, Indiana. After their visit, students tried to retrace the range of critical design decisions they had just experienced to determine how David Chipperfield made something so complicated look easy.

The project, Innovative Objects of Design, challenged the students go beyond designing a 40,000 square-foot museum for things other than traditional 2D and 3D art—and to think about its role in the fabric of a city that is literally a living museum. Only two months after their initial visit to the Figge, the students presented a series of models, drawings, 3D renderings and material mock-up details as comprehensive proposals for their final ideas. Of the 75 proposals, 10 are on view at the Figge in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. Iowa Sate University Department of Architecture lecturer Rob Whitehead, AIA, LEED AP, worked with the student and the Figge staff to make this exhibition possible.

Sponsored by Iowa State University, College of Design and Department of Architecture students.

Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery exhibitions sponsored by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund.

This exhibition will be at the Figge through October 23, 2011.


Hansen Prize, Nomination

Established by Iowa State alumni Richard F. and Barbara E. Hansen in 2004, the prize is awarded annually to the winner(s) of a design studio competition held in conjunction with the Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture.

Designed a transit-orientated community in Denver Colorado with 5 other team members. Designed an early childhood education center individually.


BWBR Prize, 1st Place

Prize offered by the firm BWBR to 3rd year students from Iowa State University.

Designed work-live apartments in New York City, New York.


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