Michaelene Sartori

Michaelene Sartori

Detroit, MI, US



I'm an eager, self-motivated 23-year-old architecture graduate from the Metro Detroit area seeking an employment in the fields of architecture, art, or design where I can apply my creative and technical skill sets and satisfy my passions for meticulous detail and design innovation in the physical, built environment.

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Ábaton Arquitectura, Madrid, ES, Architectural Intern

Entry-level intern limited to 90 days of work in Spain in the absence of a work visa, my responsibilities included...
-creating construction drawings for various projects (bathroom details, door details, floor plans, heating systems, water/gas installation, custom furniture construction, general redline edits)
-creating "anteproyecto" books for prospective clients detailing project ideas, plans, and precedents
-accompanying experienced architects on regular site visits during various phases of project construction
-taking on-site measurements to create drawings for renovations
-presenting design alternatives to clients
-attending weekly meetings to stay informed on the various stages of each current project

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

Doc's Sports Retreat, Livonia, MI, US, Server

Developed ability to multi-task, communicate, and perform under pressure as a server in a fast-paced and chaotic environment

May 2015 - Sep 2015

Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Extern

Participated in week-long extern program through the University of Michigan during winter break.
My experience included...
-sitting in on client meetings and taking notes on client feedback for project reforms
-conducting one-on-one interviews with long-term employees and firm partners concerning their responsibilities and experiences in the architectural practice
-daily site visits to projects currently under construction

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014

Chivari Chairs Wedding, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Customer Representative

-performed day-to-day service operations, including client meetings, order processing and invoicing, event scheduling, account organizing, and creating employee schedules
-delivered exceptional customer service to existing and potential clients to affect retention and new accounts
-learned accounting program Quickbooks on the job to perform basic bookkeeping tasks for the company

Jun 2013 - Mar 2014

Chair Cover Express, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Team Member

As a team member at the main branch of a company specializing in preparing chair covers and linens for various events, my responsibilities included...
-performing day-to-day service operations such as taking weekly inventory, folding and pressing inventory (sashes and chair covers) and order processing
-led event set-ups

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Relevant Coursework (in chronological order):

FALL 2011:
Understanding Architecture (ARCH212)
General Physics I (PHYSICS140)
Basic Drawing (ARCH201)

WINTER 2012:
Graphic Communication (ARCH202)
General Physics II (PHYSICS240)

FALL 2012:
Studio I: Form (ARCH312)
History of Architecture I (ARCH313)
Construction I (ARCH317)
Design Fundamentals I (ARCH316)

WINTER 2013:
Studio II: Inhabitations (ARCH322)
History of Architecture II (ARCH323)
Design Fundamentals II (ARCH326)
Sustainable Systems I (ARCH315)

Structures I (ARCH314)
Structures II (ARCH324)

FALL 2013:
Studio III: No-Frills (ARCH432)
Sustainable Systems II (ARCH325)
Digital Drawing (ARCH211)

WINTER 2014:
Studio IV: Raoul Wallenberg Amenesty Studio/ Behind the Brand (ARCH442)
Construction II (ARCH427)
Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning (UP423)

Studio V: Travel (studying relationship between agriculture and architecture)

Sep 2011 - Aug 2014

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, US, Undeclared

Relevant Coursework:

Calculus II (MS122)
Multivariate Calculus / Calculus III (MS231)
Inquiry & Expression (GE101)

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI, High School, None

Relevant Coursework:

A.P. Calculus

Design Foundations
Drawing I
Drawing II
Painting I
Painting II
Portfolio Preparation

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010


Raoul Wallenberg Studio Competition Finalist, Nomination

Finalist in the University of Michigan's undergraduate senior studio competition based on a semester-long investigation of the relationship between architecture and the abstract concept of amnesty as well as a physical study of concealment techniques.


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