Michael Pinto

Michael Pinto

Los Angeles, CA, US



Michael is Design Director at NAC Architecture in pursuit of humane design and empathy. His work seeks the intersection of social purpose, tactical research and wit. He is a former faculty at Art Center College of Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Woodbury University School of Architecture and a graduate of Penn State University (BArch) and SCI-Arc (MArch).


Michael's Featured Articles on Archinect

Design, Incorporated; Unpacking the Myths of the SCI-Arc Panel, Wed, Apr 20 '22

At one point during the recent SCI-Arc panel discussion, “How to be in an office,” students were presented with a choice. They were presented, on one hand, Design Firms, and on the other hand, Corporate Firms. The ensuing discussion went on to describe the choice as inspiration and passion vs ...

Design, Incorporated; Unpacking the Myths of the SCI-Arc Panel


NAC Architecture, Los Angeles, Design Director

Jun 2000 - current


Aug 1996 - Jan 1998

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1988 - May 1993