Enthusiastic junior architect with four years of industry experience on multi-unit residential, high-end residential, university and industrial projects. Detail oriented and eager to continue learning with the ability to manage multiple priorities and perform well under pressure. Currently studying for first ARE exam.
CBT Architects | Junior Architect | Boston, MA | May 2011 - Present Manage the construction administration of large multi-building housing development alongside project architect. Coordinate many facets of the project with the builder and consultants, submittal reviews, RFI responses and site visits. Develop details and diagrams as needed to express design intent and clarify technical issues. Aided in the production of CD sets for a housing development (AutoCAD) and a residence/dining hall (Revit). Aided in the creation of presentation materials. Freelance Work | Architectural Designer | 2012 Led the design of a kitchen and great room renovation. Redesigned architecture, led in selection of finishes and appliances and oversaw construction by builder. Villandry Contracting, Inc. | Social Media Marketer | Arlington, MA | July 2010 - Present Established and currently maintain a strong online presence to enhance the VCI brand, develop a corporate following, increase website traffic and become an active voice in the local construction industry. Personally asked to rejoin VCI; position was created around abilities and skill set. First Hand Projects | Studio Leader/Assistant Director | Sudbury, MA | July-August 2010 Selected by former professor to partner with him for the 2010 FHP Project. Guided teens in a hands-on program through a real design/build project that included client meetings and presentations, schematic design, design development, site surveying and construction. Payne/Bouchier, Inc. | Design Intern | Boston, MA | 2008 Drafted and modeled design concepts and redlines for architectural cabinet designers. Developed initial design concepts for clients. SPEC, Inc. | Junior Architect | Burlington, MA | 2007 Produced A&E DD and CD sets to meet project deadlines and documented active construction sites. Harvard Real Estate Services | Project Management Intern | Cambridge, MA | 2006 Villandry Contracting, Inc. | Laborer | Arlington, MA | 2005 - 2006
Northeastern University | Graduate School of Architecture | Boston, MA | 2010 Masters of Architecture Thesis: A look at how the wind farm and self-storage typologies can be enhanced with a symbiotic relationship. Northeastern University | College of Arts and Sciences | Boston, MA | 2009 Bachelors of Science in Architecture cum laude American Institute for Roman Culture | Semester Abroad | Rome, Italy | Spring 2007
IIDA Fashion Show for Charity | Designer/Model | Boston, MA | 2011 & 2012 Boston Architectural College | Portfolio Reviewer | Boston, MA | August 2011 First Hand Projects | Design/Build Volunteer | Sudbury, MA | June 2010 Northeastern University | Studio Teacherâ€™s Assistant | Boston, MA | Fall 2005 Selected by former professor to teach first year architecture students the basics of drafting, model making and presenting in front of a panel.
Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, hand sketching, model making recommendations at linkedin.com/in/michaelwgriffin