Michael Lindner

Michael Lindner

Alexandria, VA, US



I am passionate about design and am constantly searching for opportunities to learn and improve my physical and theoretical abilities within the field. I feel that my determination and dedication to work, as well as my enthusiasm to learn are my strongest attributes within this profession. I enjoy both developing and progressing with the new technologies available in the architectural profession while not forgetting the fundamentals. My interests in architecture are inspired by space, light, shadow, details, craft, and relationships. I believe a successful building is one that is pure and one that evokes emotion. 

While pursuing my studies at Temple University, I was fortunate to work and learn from the architecture program’s esteemed faculty.  Beyond the conventional classroom, I have had numerous opportunities to apply my abilities within the professional setting.  In the summer of 2008, I participated in a design/build research project in Mumbai, India, where we worked collectively with D. Y. Patil University, and two nonprofit organizations, analyzing existing schools located on construction sites and their functionality within this environment.  The following spring I traveled to Rome, Italy, where I studied architecture at the epicenter of its origin.  Upon completing this term, I was recruited by a faculty member to work for his firm located near Naples, where I designed a structural glass vestibule entrance and interior lighting for the Ruspoli Palazzo restoration in Cerveteri, Italy. I have also participated in extracurricular professional opportunities closer to home, working at Jibe Design, Interface Studio Architects and A.K. Architecture in Philadelphia.


Noritake Associates, Alexandria, VA, US, Architectural Designer

Jan 2012 - current

Floss Barber Inc, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

May 2011 - Jan 2012

Jibe Design, Architectural Designer

o Produce design development, technical drawings, models and renderings, presentation boards, and presentations with clients
o Designed and developed the new office/gallery/retail location for the largest urban mural arts program in the country

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Unaffiliated Construction in Philadelphia, Carpenter

o Rehabbing a house in Philadelphia, with work ranging from gutting, rough carpentry, finishing carpentry, tiling, mason work, plumbing and electrical

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

NxGen Technologies & Nex Gen Lighting Ireland Ltd., Graphic Designer

o Graphic overhaul of the company (i.e. logos, spec sheet, web layout)

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011


o Assisted with the construction of their 2010 Sukkah City Competition Winner

Sep 2010 - Sep 2010

Possemato Studio Architetti, Designer

o Designed projects for the renovation of the Ruspoli Palazzo in Cerveteri, Italy
o Completed physical study models, 3D rendered models, Illustrator, Photoshop and CAD work, attended meetings with clients and fabricators

May 2009 - Jul 2009

The Home Depot, Sales Associate

o Worked in the Lumber and Building Materials departments, cutting wood, driving fork lifts and working with customers
o Received a biannual tuition reimbursement scholarship from the company

Jun 2005 - Jan 2009

Temple University in Association with D.Y. Patil University in Mumbai, India, Designer and Builder

o Worked actively with two non profits and the students of D.Y. Patil University completing design work for Mobile Creches

May 2008 - Jul 2008

ISA, Model Builder

o Built extensive site model for the proposal of a midrise residential project

Dec 2007 - Jan 2008

A.K. Architecture, Drafter

o Surveyed properties and completed construction documents

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Ponist Construction, Carpenter's Appentice

o Worked with a contractor on carpentry, plumbing and electrical

May 2004 - Sep 2004


Temple University, BArch, Architecture

o Cumulative GPA 3.34

Sep 2005 - May 2010

Temple University, Architectural Studies in Rome

o Attended a semester at Temple’s Rome campus where the architecture classes were closely associated with the city’s surrounding physical history

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Temple University, Summer Semester in India

o Worked actively with two non profits and the students of D.Y. Patil University completing design/build work for Mobile Creches

May 2008 - Jul 2008

University of Pittsburgh, Study Abroad

o Academic program fostering education while circumnavigating the globe including the following ports of call: China, Vietnam, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Venezuela

Jan 2005 - May 2005


Selected submission in the 2010 John Stewardson Memorial Competition, Other

Pennsylvania competition open to all architecture programs of the state


Dean's List Recognition, Other

Was named Dean's list multiple times at Temple University


Academic Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Received an Academic Scholarship to attend Temple University


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