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M I C H A E L PA R O T T I

S t u de nt and P rofession al Work


M I C H A E L PA R O T T I email: michaelparotti@gmail.com phone: 71 5.531.8363 post : 383 Dayton Ave Apt 17 St Paul, MN 55102

Professional Affiliations

Logic Squad

Associate AIA

Works in an official capacity to

Congress for New Urbanism

improve systems and workflow in offices previous and current.

Judson University AIAS Vice President 2015-2016

Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive

Presenting, planning and

Plan Analysis and Presentation

coordinating events, leading

Lead a lunch-and-learn

workshops, mentoring, etc.

presentation that analyzed core components of the updated plan to

Revit Tutor

coworkers and firm owners.

2015-2017 Personal tutor to classmates.

Revit Workshop Leader 2015-2016

Europe Study Tour

Lead multiple half-day workshops

Summer 2015

on Revit projects and families.

Month-long study tour lead by Judson University faculty through Rome, Florence, Venice, Barcelona and Granada.


E DUC AT ION Judson University - Elgin, IL | 2012-2018 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

(graduation: May 2016)

Master’s of Architecture

(graduation: May 2018)

WOR K E X P E R IE NC E RoehrSchmitt Architecture - Minneapolis, MN | 2018-Present Architectural Designer - Works on a team to design and deliver adaptive-reuse, tenant improvement, and ground-up projects. Produces CD sets and participates in CA and project coordination. Identifies and implementes workflow solutions and systems in a growing office. Community Design Group - Minneapolis, MN | Summer 2018 Urban Designer - Focused on design challenges for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure on various projects - light rail expansion, bike-share, bus rapid transit (BRT), etc. Facilitated community engagement events and data mapping. Gallagher Associates - Geneva, IL | 2017-2018 Ar c hitectu ral Dr a fts ma n - Project associate for sole practitioner at residential architecture firm. Composed measure drawing, design, and CD sets for additions, remodels, and new projects in and around Geneva, IL. Chipman Design Architecture - Des Plains, IL | 2016-2017 Inter n Draftsman - Drafted design sets and worked on store prototype models in Revit. Drafted demolition plans, proposed plans, egress plans, renderings, design options, communicated with consultants, etc. Anguleris Technologies - Carpentersvi lle, IL | 2015-2016 Intern Draftsman - Created family models in Audodesk Revit for building product manufacturers. Families were built to specifications provided by the manufacturer. Product types included furniture, light fixtures, windows, doors, faucets, MEP equipment, etc.


C ONT E NT S P ro fessio n al Work Mo nro e P o ck e t N eigh borh ood Pu b l i c Safe ty An n ex / Th e Dilli n ger Wind o m Du al Span ish I mmersion Sc h ool Ni ce R i d e Do ck less Bike St at ions Me tro T rans i t Blue Lin e Ext en sion

S tu d en t Wo rk W e d g e wo o d /Houst on Tran sit H ub an d Plaza Cha rl o tte s vi l l e Urban Redev el opmen t Charl o tte s vi l l e Cen t er f or C ivic Disc ourse E nvi s i o n E l g i n Tower Ro ck fo rd Ind u st rial Art s College Ju d s o n Uni ve rsit y 3rd Floor Display


P rofession al W o rk


M ON RO E P O C K E T N E I G HB OR HOOD ST UDY

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Monroe, WI - RoehrSchmitt Architecture

To address the limited housing supply in Monroe, the client is seeking to turn a large, formerly industrial lot on the edge of the residential district into a pocket neighborhood. Though a rural town, Monroe isn’t immune to the housing crisis. Michael has developed preliminary schematic designs for housing typologies and site organization. The goal is to increase both supply and housing options. Reintroducing missingmiddle types has been the push of several progressive cities in the US, such as Minneapolis (see the 2040 comprehensive plan). Those same efforts are being seen in smaller towns as well, such as with this developer in Monroe.

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PU B L IC S A F E T Y A NN E X / T HE DIL L INGE R _____________________________________________________________________________________________ St Paul, MN - RoehrSchmitt Architecture

The former Public Safety Annex building has sat vacant in downtown St Paul for a number of years. Previously home to the St Paul Police Department’s offices, training facilities, and auto-repair garage, a local developer saw potential in the prime location downtown. The building sits adjacent to Pedro Park, a high-profile ongoing St Paul project that aims to bring new life to a key block near the booming Lowertown neighborhood. The combination of park and building will together reactivate the urban parcels. Michael developed SD and DD sets for the project that provide a flexible interior plan for the to-be-determined program. Office, housing, retail, and even a homeless shelter have all been proposed.

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W IN D O M DU A L S P A N I S H IMME R SION SC HOOL ADDIT I ON _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minneapolis, MN - RoehrSchmitt Architecture

There have been numerous additions to the Windom school building over the past century, and RoehrSchmitt was hired to design the latest wing: and updated cafeteria and kitchen. Along with revamping much of the existing interior, the new cafeteria provides much needed space for the growing student body. RoehrSchmitt sends two representatives, Michael being one, to weekly CA meetings lead by Minneapolis Public Schools and the general contractor. He helps to document the construction process and assists in finding solutions for on-site issues or discoveries, the latter being a common occurrence in the old school structures. Michael helped develop the CD set, working closely with various consultants to find solutions to the complex junctions of the existing building and new cafeteria.

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N IC E RI DE DO C K L E S S B IK E ST AT IONS _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minneapolis, MN - Community Design Group

CDG worked with local bike-share company NiceRide to develop their “Hub� stations - dockless versions of their bikes that had deployable stations at a much lower cost. CDG advised NiceRide on methods to reach and collect feedback from community members during the development phase. During this process, Michael and the CDG team analyzed current station locations and proposed ideal areas for expansion, especially in lower-income neighborhoods that see low bike-share service. Michael also developed marketing material for NiceRide to use during the rollout of the Hubs last year. CityLab - Can Minnesota Get Dockless Bikesharing to Play Nice? https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/08/can-minnesota-get-dockless-bikesharing-to-play-nice/567709/

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METRO TRANSIT BLUE LINE EXTENSION - PEDESTRIAN/BIKE STUDY _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minneapolis, MN - Community Design Group

The extension of the LRT Blue Line from Minneapolis will serve a number of the northwest suburbs. Michael and the CDG team analyzed each proposed new station location and developed street re-designs to better accommodate pedestrian and bicycle access to the stations. This process included analyzing community feedback to identify specific local conditions as well as studying the AADT and measuring ROW. Michael proposed reconfigured street sections leading to and from the station locations with improved pedestrian and bike infrastructure.

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WEDGEWOOD/HOUSTON TRANSIT HUB AND PLAZA This project builds on Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The site was selected based on the intersection of two of these proposed corridors. Along with the pedestrian network from the master plan, the transit hub can serve many modes of transportation: light rail, rapid bus, bicycle, and pedestrian. However, there is more to consider than just connectivity between regions. This project is also concerned with identity. New development can often ignore onthe-ground conditions of communities. Therefore, this project proposes a market hall and commercial building with affordable amenities. Further, a community chamber and community bulletin gives residents a public area to influence future development in their neighborhood. This hub will ideally provide connectivity infrastructure, but also a sustainable infrastructure for neighborhood flourishing.

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Aerial

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Superimposed Light Rail and Bus Plans (Let’s Move Nashville Proposal)

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Chestnut St

4th Ave S

Existing Site (split rail lines have been combined into one)

Wedgewood/Houston

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NOLENSVILLE PIKE LIGHT RAIL LINE (ALONG 4TH AVE) CHESTNUT ST BUS ROUTE HOUSTON PEDESTIRAN STREETS AND CONNECTION TO PARKWAY

Multi-Modal Transportation

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Chamber

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Conf.

RR Bike Shop

Coffee Shop

RR

Foyer/Waiting

Level 1 Plan

Bulletin

Concourse to Platform

Level 2 Plan

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CHARLOTTESVILLE PT. I URBAN REDEVELOPMENT This project analyzes opportunities for urban redevelopment in Charlottesville, VA. The team of 12 graduate students broke off to focus on different target areas of the city. These were combined to form a cohesive master plan. This particular portion focuses on the redevelopment of Friendship Court, a public housing complex south of the city core. The Friendship Court complex was developed the 1970’s when the city decided to raze the prosperous African-American neighborhood of Vinegar Hill. The community was displaced to Friendship Court, left without their businesses, shops, and community buildings. This plan for Friendship Court utilizes intentional phasing to allow residents to move directly from their residencies into the redeveloped areas of the block. This prevents further displacement of the community. The plan also aims to maintain some of the current community’s identity, such as replacing a much-valued community garden in the center of a block. This serves as a step in studying methods to reinvest in communities without initiating gentrification.

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Vinegar Hill circa 1960

Friendship Court 19


Former Vinegar Hill

Downtown Mall

Present Site Plan Friendship Court

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Proposed Site Plan

Existing Buildings

Proposed Buildings

Existing Cultural Buildings

Proposed Cultural Buildings

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FRIENDSHIP COURT REDEVELOPMENT PHASING

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Existing

Phase One

Phase Two

Phase Three

Phase Four

Phase Five


Proposed Redevelopment

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CHARLOTTESVILLE PT. II CENTER FOR CIVIC DISCOURSE As we reckon on a national level with the fallout of the Charlottesville violence in August, it is important to imagine next steps for the community. The consideration is of a building that provides a space for healing and growth. It is important to acknowledge that the practice of architecture and the presence of a new building cannot solve the issues that cause tension in communities. For that reason, there are two primary goals of this design. The first is to provide various scale program spaces for qualified individuals to utilize for intentional community-healing practices. The second is to provides spaces that can be used in a casual fashion to allow for low-pressure encounters. A main room is provided to allow for debate and conversation, while other program rooms provide space for counseling, education, and mending of interpersonal bridges. Generous outdoor space and indoor atrium seating allows for meetings over coffee or contemplative time. Additionally, this building should not bear overt similarities to government or institutional buildings which represent oppression to many community members. This building can relate to the language of the town without taking on some of the more distinct forms of classicism as seen in the court house. Stone, pediments, and freestanding columns can be avoided while still respecting the traditional nature of Charlottesville’s architecture. For example, brick construction is prominent throughout the town. Gable roofs indicate importance even without pediments, and arches communicate a civic or public function.

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3RD ST SE

4TH ST SE

ETT ST

CLASSROOM A

1"=30'

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UPPER PLAZA

FLEX ROOM

ATRIUM

AMPHITHEATER

DISCOURSE HALL

Level 2 Plan / Upper Plaza

CLASSROOM A

CLASSROOM B

ATRIUM

EVENT HALL

LOWER PLAZA REC. STUDIO

OFF.

CLASSROOM B

OFF.

Level 1 Plan / Lower Plaza

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East Elevation

South Elevation

West Elevation

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ENVISION ELGIN TOWER How do you craft a tall building in a city that has only one? How do you design for a city that hasn’t seen new construction in years? This project seeks to address the urban condition of a once vital downtown Elgin, Illinois in a respectful manner. The building wedges itself in the acute corner of the site, becoming a flatiron shape. It acts as a strong gateway-like anchor on the southern extent of the urban fabric, as well as a complimentary bookend in the skyline to the one other tall building, the Elgin Tower, to the north. The lower level features steel, glass, and concrete in coordination with each other to provide a rich material experience at the street level. As the building rises, the dark steel members merge with corten steel panels to compose a rustic appearance that speaks to the old town but also provides the assurance of current technology. Shops, cafes, and a public market line the street level to engage the public. Offices sit above to bring jobs to the city. Residential units rise the highest, giving tenants views of the picturesque Fox River out one side and the cityscape on the other.

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Circulation Market Mechanical Retail

Room Legend

RETAIL FLOOR PLAN

Bathroom MIXED FLOOR PLAN

Bike Garage

Room LEVELLegend 1

Room LEVEL 2 Bike Legend Shop

Bathroom

Cafe Bathroom

Bike Garage

Circulation

Bike Shop

Market Fitness

Cafe

Mechanical

Circulation

Retail Office

Market Mechanical Retail

Room Legend Bathroom

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Room Legend

Fitness

Bathroom

Mechanical

Circulation

Office

Fitness Mechanical Office

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Conference Mechanical

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Room LEVELLegend 3-5

RESIDENTIAL FLOOR PLAN Room LEVELLegend 6 - 12

Bathroom

1 Bed 1 Bath

Circulation

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Room Legend 1 Bed 1 Bath 2 Bed 1 Bath 2 Bed 2 Bath Circulation Mechanical Micro

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100’

Level 16 195' - 0" Level 15 183' - 0" Level 14 171' - 0" Level 13 159' - 0" Level 12 147' - 0" Level 11 135' - 0" Level 10 123' - 0" Level 9 111' - 0" Level 8 99' - 0" Level 7 87' - 0" Level 6 75' - 0" Level 5 60' - 0" Level 4 45' - 0" Level 3 30' - 0" Level 2 15' - 0" Level 1 0' - 0"

100’

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Column Corten Steel Panel Air Space Rigid Insulation Air, Water, Vapor Barriers 3/4� Plywood Backing Light Gauge Steel Stud Gypsum Wall Board Floor Trim Wall Ties Light Gauge Steel Channel Finished Floor Flashing Concrete Floor Steel Decking Beam Steel Angle Girder

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ROCKFORD INDUSTRIAL ARTS COLLEGE The proposal of the Rockford Technical College aims to bring affordable and practical education to the south side of Rockford. The industrial arts building houses trades such as metalworking, carpentry, glass blowing, upholstery, and textiles. Learning these trades can help propel young adults and older folks alike into the workforce. Features of this building include three workshop floors, each with its own mezzanine for computer work and study, merging the execution of motor and mental practices into the same space. The outdoor exhibit area and gallery provide space for the students to demonstrate what they learn and share their new skills with the community. Master planning incorporates a small commercial street and park space along the river. This aims to bring economic and cultural activity back towards the riverfront.

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Site Plan

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bar-col plaza & rockford technical college sit


STAFF BREAK ROOM STAFF BREAK ROOM

STAFF BREAK ROOM

LAB LAB

LAB

STORAGE STORAGE

STORAGE

MECHANICAL ROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM CLASSROOM

OFFICE OFFICE

OFFICE

OFFICE OFFICE

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

CLASSROOM

JANITOR JANITOR

JANITOR

OFFICE WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

CLASSROOM

HIGHTABLE SPACE

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

STUDY NOOK

STUDY NOOK HIGHTABLE SPACE

STUDY NOOK STUDY NOOK

STUDY NOOKSPACE HIGHTABLE

STUDY NOOK

typical classroom/admin floor (7,8) typical workshop floor (1, 3, 5) 1’ = 1/16” 1’ = 1/16”

Typical Floors 7, 8 (Administrative and Classrooms)

QUIET ROOM QUIET ROOM

QUIET ROOM

TECH ROOM TECH ROOM

TECH ROOM CLASSROOM

OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE

HIGHTABLE SPACE

STUDY NOOK

HIG

typical mezzanine floor (2, 4, 6)

typical classroo

1’ = 1/16” Floors 2, 4, 6 (Mezzanine) Typical

1’ = 1/16”

GALLERY GALLERY

WOOD SHOP FLOOR

GALLERY

WOOD SHOP FLOOR

MACHINE SHOP FLOOR

WOOD SHOP FLOOR

FOYER MACHINE SHOP FLOOR

MACHINE SHOP FLOOR

FOYER

FOYER

MECHANICAL ROOM MECHANICAL ROOM

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

MECHANICAL ROOM

Typical Floors 1, 3, 5 (Workshops)

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

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west elevation 1’ = 1/16”

Level 9 98' - 0"

ROOF

Level 8 86' - 0"

CLASSROOMS/ADMINISTRATION

Level 7 Level 9 74' - 0" 98' - 0"

CLASSROOMS/ADMINISTRATION ROOF

Level 6 Level 8 62' - 0" 86' - 0"

MEZZANINE CLASSROOMS/ADMINISTRATION

Level 5 Level 7 50' - 0" 74' - 0"

WORKSHOP: UPHOLSTERY/TEXTILES CLASSROOMS/ADMINISTRATION

Level 4 Level 6 38' - 0" 62' - 0"

MEZZANINE MEZZANINE

Level 3 Level 5 26' - 0" 50' - 0"

WORKSHOP: GLASS WORKSHOP: UPHOLSTERY/TEXTILES

Level 2 Level 4 14' - 0" 38' - 0"

MEZZANINE MEZZANINE

Level Level 1 3 0' -- 0" 26' 0"

WORKSHOP: WORKSHOP: MACHINE/WOOD GLASS

Level 2 14' - 0"

MEZZANINE

Level 1 0' - 0"

WORKSHOP: MACHINE/WOOD

GALLERY WOOD SHOP FLOOR

MACHINE SHOP FLOOR

MECHANICAL ROOM

west section 1’ = 1/16”

WORK YARD / OUTDOOR DEMONSTRATION SPACE

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FOYER


woodshop Workshop

student work g

student work gallery Gallery

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JUDSON UNIVERSITY 3RD FLOOR DISPLAY For this project, we were tasked with designing and building an interior installation that would update the current pin-up and display space on the 3rd floor of Judson University’s academic center. The space, primarily used to display the work of graphic design and general art majors, featured a very plain wall and lacked an appropriate amount of 3-D display space. I, along with a team of 4 other students, collaborated to design and then construct an improved pin-up and 3-D display space to be used by students and faculty in the building. The display space is located in what is for the most part a wide portion of a hallway. This, combined with the underwhelming impression of the wall on which the display is located, viewers tend to walk right by without taking time to observe. By interviewing students who have had work displayed here before, we found that they feel the space doesn’t give their work the sense of importance they believe it deserves. Since the department couldn’t change the location, we responded by designing a space that would stop people and also create surfaces that highlights the importance of the students’ work without being distracting.

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3rd Floor Harm A. Weber Academic Center, Judson University

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Laminated Plywood Industrial Felt Birch Plywood Steel Angle Industrial Felt Steel Angle

Unfinished Bracket Detail

Finished Counter Surface

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M I C H A E L PA R O T T I em ail: mi chaelparot t i@gmail.c om phon e: 715.531.8363

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Samples of architectural and urban design work, professional and academic.

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