Lindsey May

Lindsey May

Chicago, IL, US



With a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan, I have a strong sense of design and have acquired a wide variety of digital and manual design skills. While at the University of Michigan, I was recognized for my design capabilities. I received the 2010 Raoul Wallenberg Studio Award and International Travel Grant for my senior studio design project. With the Raoul Wallenberg Travel Grant, I was able to spend 5 weeks, earlier this year, traveling in Nepal and India studying Hindu and Buddhist temples and places of pilgrimage.

Professionally, my international experience has exposed me to different office settings, architecture methodologies, and cultural contexts.  As a Project Architect at Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York, I was part of a large multifaceted design team. In this fast paced setting, I developed my leadership, communication, and teamwork capabilities. While working for Rafael Vinoly Architects, I had the opportunity to live and work in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Manchester, UK. Prior to working for Rafael Vinoly Architects, I worked for Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects in Shanghai, China. This small office setting exposed me to all levels of design and client interaction.


SOFTlab, New York, NY, US, Intern

May 2012 - current

milligram office, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Freelance Architectural Designer

Worked on Schematic Design for two residential renovations and a Brooklyn restaurant interior renovation

Sep 2011 - current

Rafael Viñoly Architects, New York, NY, US; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Manchester, UK, Project Architect

Abu Dhabi, UAE [site office]
New York University Abu Dhabi Campus; Design Development of new international campus for New York University, specific role focused on design of Student Center

Manchester, UK [site office]
Manchester City Football Club Training Complex; Concept Design of a large training complex for Premier League soccer team, specific role focused on the design of the Academy Dormitory

New York, New York
440 Park Avenue Tower; Design Development of 89-story tower, specific role focused on design of residential amenities, model shop coordination, and presentation coordination

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, Shanghai, CN, Intern

Worked on several projects that involved: Schematic Design, project competitions, client
meetings, site visits and analysis, rendering, documenting built work

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Hackley & Associates/Architects, Kenilworth, IL, US, Intern

Worked on several projects that involved: detailing drawings, 3D modeling, contractor/
client walk-through, zoning board presentation preparation, prospective client meetings

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2010

Jan 2012 - current


Raoul Wallenberg Studio Award, 1st Place

From Award Website:

Each year the architecture program exhibits and juries the best work from the final undergraduate design studio. Awards, funded by the Raoul Wallenberg Endowment, are offered in the form of a stipend for international travel to a country of the student's choosing.


University Honors, Award

University of Michigan, based on GPA


Architecture Student Show, Other

University of Michigan, undergraduate studio work, selected by faculty


Areas of Specialization