Michael Kudo

Michael Kudo

Chicago, IL, US



Born and raised in Chicago. Started drawing, Autocad and Revit since High School. Through College I focused on freehand renderings and architectural photography. Happiest drawing on my tablet in Photoshop. Traveled from Russia, Sweden, France, Italy, Peru and Japan.

Other focuses are on Iaido and guitar.

Please check out my Portfolio website


ron kwaske, architect, Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer

Develop and produce CDs for current and incoming projects using BIM software vector works. Illustrate and develop proposals for potential clients and competition submittals.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

MIKE’S REFRIDGERATION, Chicago, IL, US, Technician

Assist senior technicians with air conditioning and heating systems installation and repair for business and residential customers. Utilized technical skills learned in school to become proficient in residential air condition repair. This is a part-time position while attending school.

May 2011 - Sep 2013

Personal Project [self employed], Chicago, IL, US, Lead Designer

Developed construction drawing and cost estimate for apartment owner. Aspects of the design included wall structure, electrical system, plumbing, ventilation and floor selection. Performed manual labor. Hired and supervised contractors.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Perkins&Will, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Intern

Member of a team that worked on two major projects including John Hopkins Hospital and Lake Wood Cemetery. Assisted in the construction of several presentation models and worked on auto-cad corrections, documentation updates and document organization. Provided updates to team members on project changes and revisions.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, SE, Student Exchange

Five month exchange program to KTH. The architectural studio revolved around a nearby infrastructure renovation, other classes included freehand drawing, architectural history, and a digital rendering class. Took the opportunity to travel throughout not only Sweden but to Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Denmark, and Austria.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012


Jury Review, Honorable Mention

Flat lot competition recognition, for a three panel entry Little_dipper. This competition using only eight parking spaces in the heart of Flint, to create a public destination.


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