Michael Rageth

Michael Rageth

Denver, CO, US



My goal in every design is to provide thoughtful, informed solutions with an ethic of elegance. In my own terms, elegance is a precise response, honest in design nature, utilizing subtle means to produce a result that has finesse.

Sustainable design is, by no means, exempt from my designs. As designers, it is our responsibility to do what is best for 3 entities: The client, the world, and our profession. By designing with sustainable solutions, we successfully fulfill our responsibilities to all three of these entities.

Life in the southwest has provided me unique opportunities to learn about sustainable practices. Concepts such as thermal mass, passive cooling, shading and water collection are evident in all of my projects. These concepts are not viable in all parts of the world; however, they give me sufficient background in sustainable design to look for solutions unique to alternative climates.


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, Teacher's Assistant

Assisting the teaching courses:
Structures, Design Communication, Introductory Studio, Building Enclosure Systems, REVIT
Assessing Individual Student Performance
Advising Individual and Group Designs
Mentoring Select Students
Software Used: REVIT, Microsoft Office

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

Winter and Company, Boulder, CO, US, Junior Planner

Design of Schools for the Deaf and Blind
Design of Deaf and Blind Housing
Design of Master Plans
Writing Historic Preservation Plans
Writing Design Guidelines and Standards
Software: SketchUp, Adobe CS3, AutoCAD

Aug 2006 - Aug 2011


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture
Emphasis on Historic Preservation
Material Properties and Testing of Concrete
LEED Coursework
Software: SketchUp, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS5

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
2009 Solar Decathlon Competition
Construction Methods and Techniques
Construction and Testing of Structural Designs
Solar Design
Software: SketchUp, REVIT, REVIT MEP, Adobe CS4

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Bachelor of Environmental Design
Introductory courses in Historic Preservation
Introduction to 3D Modeling
Introductory work with Concrete
Software: Maya, 3D Studio Max, FormZ, SketchUp

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization