Michael Karassowitsch CV 2024

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Dr Michael Karassowitsch

Curriculum Vitae 2024

Professional Qualifications

1996 Architect, New York State 025858

2018 Architect, India COA CA/2018/95258


2016 Doctor of Technological Sciences in Architecture (Dr.Techn. Wissenschaften in Architektur)

Institutes of Art and Architecture & Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

1990 Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design

Graduate School of Architecture Preservation and Planning, Columbia University

1987 Bachelor of Architecture

School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon. Eugene, OR

1979 Diploma Building Technology, Architectural Option

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada

Professional Memberships

2021 RAIC Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

2020 AIA American Institute of Architects

2018 ACSA Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

2018 IIA Indian Institute of Architects

2015 ACSF Architecture Culture and Spirituality Forum

Citizen of Canada and Austria


525 Tamarack Drive, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada V9K 1A6

+1 250 927–3771

+91 8870313771 (Signal Facebook WhatsApp) michael@karassowitsch.ca www.envha.ca opa.earth www.linkedin.com/in/karassowitsch https://vit.academia.edu/MichaelKarassowitsch

Educational Service

2023 Amity University Jaipur School of Architecture Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. COA Faculty Development Program Course. Evolving Pedagogical Content and Inculcation in Light of Research in Architectural Education

2023 Anant National University School of Architecture Ahmedabad, Gujurat, India. Short Course. Architecture that Hurts, Architecture that Heals.

2019 2023 VIT VSPARC Vellore Institute of Technology University

School of Planning and Architecture Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Professor – Studio Lead for 3rd, 4th and 9th Semester. Dissertation and Thesis Guide. Modern Architectural Thought, Settlement and Vernacular Architecture, Visual Communication.

2018 present OCMS Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. Oxford, UK.

PhD Supervisor for Julia Vidal Vāstu–śāstra for Christian Spirituality in St. Thomas Church Architecture of the Malabar Coast

2017 2019 SSAA Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Sushant University Gurugram, India Professor – PhD Committee Member – Research Committee Member. Thesis Guide, 4th Semester and 8th Semester Studio Coordinator (160 students) and Studio Lead for 5th Semester

2007 2010 SMSF CREST Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation’s Centre for Research Education Sadhana and Training, Bangaluru, India.

Resident Scholar Pre-dissertation research. Developed 5 architectural projects 2 were completed.

1993 Zenobio Institute for Architecture. Venice, Italy

Summer Session Studio Tutor

Professional Practice 1996 onward (Selection)

2022 ENVHA. Environments for Health and Advancement Limited MABR, BC. Owner. Project Development Consulting.

2011 2012 Argentinier Strasse Apartments Vienna.

OPW Architekten. Project Lead Design, construction documents and onsite construction management.

1999 & OCP Official Community Plan Review & Development. Nelson BC.

2005 2007 Committee Member. I was part of completing 2 iterations of the OCP

2005 2007 APC Advisory Planning Commission Nelson BC. Deputy Chair. By appointment.

2004 2009 MaEK. Nelson, BC. Sole proprietor practice.

Projects include: Jennifer Cowan Residence Addition, Cowan House Renovation, Kim’s Garden Project, The LeRoi Apts, Om Yoga Studio, Oso Negro Café, Kootenay Kids Society, Silver Bay Complex Model, Sykes House, Wetter House. Collaboration with Arch. Thomas Loh: Ward Street Place and Nechako White Sturgeon Interpretation Centre. +more

2003 2004 SRCM Oceania Ashram. Perth.

Project Architect. Volunteer.

2003 2004 HHarch Made in Hamburg With Dirk Mayhofer and SHE_arch Traveling Exhibit Hamburg-Vejle - Cobenhaven - Talinn - Berlin.

Project Architect, fabrication, production, tour management.

2000 2003 SHE_ arch Hamburg. Project Architect. Exhibitions, happenings, competitions, design production.


1998 1999 Vision 2010 Visioning for the Downtown Central Waterfront Nelson BC. Consultant to City Council.

1996 1997 Projects for Giovanna Steffanel. Venice & Attersee, Austria. Project Architect. Restoration and modifications to houses.

Graduate Architect (Selection)

1994 1996 RAA Ralph Applebaum Associates New York City.

Design Architect for the Corning Museum of Technical Glass. Corning NY Museum of African American History, Detroit

1994 Visionäre und Vertriebene with Otto Kapfinger and Mathias Boeckl. Vienna Exhibition. Model making professional Model design and making of competition entries for the League of Nations by Schindler/Neutra (MOMA NY Collection) and Joseph Urban.

1993 Kauerhof: Gründerzeit Strasse Vienna. Architekten Luther Berzl. Design Architect. Redevelopment proposal.

1992 Absberggasse Hochschule. Vienna. Lainer Auer Architekten. Design development and construction documents.

1991 1992 Coop Himmelb(l)au. Vienna.

Die Wiener Hochhaus Studie (The Vienna Highrise Study) Lead Architect Bilbao Guggenheim Competition entry, Europa Platz St Pölten proposal and SEG Residential Highrise design development +

1991 Vienna City Basisbau. Hans Hollein. Design Development.

1988 1989 Hollifield Architect. Vancouver. Housing.

Design development and construction documents.

1987 1988 R. G. Bundy Architect Santa Monica, CA.

Assistant Project Director. Santa Monica Community College Renovation, Beverly Hills Public Parking Redevelopment + others

Lecture and Exhibition (Selection)

2022 Bharat Tirtha II: Yoga and Architectural practice. Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge Systems. IIT Kharagpur. Kharagpur, India.

2021 Planning Unlocked 57th ISOCARP: Architectural Value and Urban Metabolism. World Planning Hybrid Congress. Paper. Online/Doha, Qatar

2021 At Two Vast Realms. The architect in practice as a being of world and spirituality. VSAPRC Symposium Convenor and Moderator Symposium with 8 Panelists spanning Perth to Chicago.

2020/2021 UIA 2021RIO. 27th World Congress of Architects: The Public Sphere in Light of Architectural Practice Paper. Online/Rio, Brazil.

2019 International Conference on Smart Cities: Smart City? Dusty Roads, Surveillance Capitalism, Spirituality and a Golden Opportunity. Keynote. Dept of Civil Engineering Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

2017 2017 UIA Seoul World Congress of Architects Seoul: Unconcealing Nature of Cities: The Practice of Architectural Value, if Conscious Awareness is Taken Into Account. Awarded Best Paper

2017 ACSF Symposium 9: The Craft of Architectural Practice in Light of Spirituality. Seminar. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, Maine.


2015 Transvaluation: Making the World Matter Architecture and Transvaluation: The Superordinate Programme of Intentional Environments. Paper. Chalmers University of Technology, Dept of Architecture, Götheborg. <http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/arch/research/Conferences/>

2014 International Conference: Unspoken Issues in Architectural Education. PAPER: Architecture is not Technology. Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta North Cyprus.

Publications (Selection)

2023 Office for Presencing Architecture

This Office works with architecture. It is about evolving architectural practice for healing with a humane environment, integrating human loving stewardship of life on Earth. Substack <opa.earth>

2023 Manuscript: At Two Vast Realms.

The architect in practice as a being of world and spirituality Based on the Symposium.

2021 The Public Sphere in Light of Architectural Practice. Proceedings UIA 2021RIO. 27th World Congress of Architects.

2019 Dusty Avenues, Broken Systems and Architecture in Veranda Vol. 1, No. 1 (2019), Gurgaon: Sushant School of Architecture.

2018 Education that provides for architectural value in practice

International Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, Vol.3 No. 3 (2019).

2017 Manuscript: The Goal in Architecture Based on my doctorate.

2017 The Grounds for Caring Architectural Practice

Proceedings of the 10th International Built Environment Research Conference. Colomobo, Sri Lanka

2017 Unconcealing Nature of Cities: The Practice of Architectural Value, if Conscious Awareness is Taken Into Account

2017 UIA Seoul World Congress Proceedings ISBN979-11-961666-0-1

2014 Architecture is not Technology Open House International Journal Vol. 40 No.3 (2015).

2004 HHarch Made in Hamburg Catalogue for the exhibition.

Volunteer Service

2024 – Ongoing RAIC Professional Practice Working Group Appointed Member

2024 – Ongoing Town of Qualicum Beach Environment and Sustainability Committee Appointed Member

2005 2007 APC Advisory Planning Commission Nelson BC. Deputy Chair. By appointment

1981 1983 Jericho Sailing Centre Association. Board Member Elected

2 Competitions Won


Graz, Austria. Winner. Jury Foreman Brian Eno.

1993 GucklHupf Mondsee, Austria. Competition for exhibition. Winner. With Hans–Peter Wörndl. Concept Development and Competition documents.


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