Michael Kazazis

Michael Kazazis

Jersey City, NJ, US



I graduated from the Tulane School of Architecture with a B.Arch and M.Arch in 2007. Since graduating I have been working at The DeRosa Group Architects for five years and am pursuing the AREs.  I am working on several buildings in Manhattan, owned by Sherwood Equities and Broad Street Development, as the base building architect, providing architectural services as they require. I work directly with the building construction manager and leasing agents to streamline productivity. These services include preparing leasing attachments, construction documents, and design sketches for prospective clients.  Additionally, I am working on a variety of renovations in New Jersey including; an historic preservation hotel project in Newark which we are striving to achieve a Platinum LEED rating, large scale corporate offices for LexisNexis and Kraft foods, and a variety of residences throughout the state.

My skills include comprehensive technical abilities in AutoCAD, DataCAD, Revit, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.  I have a strong desire to design and have a great ability to visualize what I am thinking.  I have very strong skills in advanced freehand drawing and model building, which have been a great asset to my current employer.  My renderings can communicate ideas quickly and effectively and have won several projects as a result.


MKDA, New York, NY, US, Project manager

Project manager for corporate office interiors throughout Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. Completed projects from Schematic design through construction administration. Managed and produced over 25 build outs since starting at Mkda. Managed upwards of 15 projects simultaneously in various stages of construction. Produced work letters and proposals for all projects.

Notable projects-
Makerbot Industries: managed and produced CDs for 170,000sf production facility and office space at Bush Terminal in Brooklyn.
Taxi and Limo Commission: produced CDs and managed construction of 60,000sf office in Long Island city.
445 Park Avenue: base building architect providing test-fits and managed construction of numerous offices.
14 Penn Plaza: base building architect providing test-fits and managed construction of numerous offices.
85 Broad st: base building architect providing test-fits and managed construction of numerous offices.

Nov 2013 - current

The DeRosa Group Architects, Newark, NJ, US, project architect

Design sketching, Design development, material research, construction documents, consultant coordination, bid leveling, construction administration.

Notable Projects-
Kraft Foods: project architect for master site planning and 65,000sf regional office consolidation at Tarrytown NY headquarters.
AGL Resources: project architect for master site planning and 60,000sf office and 15,000sf ground up warehouse building in Union, NJ.
LexisNexis: project architect for 80,000sf office in New Providence, NJ
370 Lexington Ave: base building architect providing test-fits and project management for numerous office build outs from schematic through construction administration.

Aug 2008 - current


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of architecture program. Historic Preservation. Fine art.

Aug 2002 - May 2007