P O RT F O L I O Michael Shuell LEED AP, BD+C M. ArchSHUELLMI@GMAIL.COM 313.505.4339
Objective Architecture is my passion. I strive to meaningfully contribute to our built environment through the creation Parsons Brinckerhoff “Architect I” Architectural Design Resume • Aided in the architectural and lighting design for a 60,000 sq. ft. saw tooth canopy structure to shelter a pro- of memorable public spaces. I seek an architecture firm which can utilize my talents, attitude, and energy. (continued) posed transit hub. (Syracuse ,NY) • Supported the conceptual and schematic design of a 6,900 sq. ft. transit hub. (Painesville, OH) • Primary support for the conceptual site design and bus safety analysis of a proposed transit hub. (Miami, FL)Education Lawrence Technological University Masters of Architecture, With Distinction, 2011 • Aided in site and functional analysis for a proposed 100,000 sq. ft. administration building and attached LEED AP, BD+C 2010 parking garage. (Detroit, MI) University of Detroit Mercy Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2005 • Assist in the site and schematic design of five separate bus and rail facilities as a part of the proposed Red Rocks Commuter rail system. (St. Paul, MN) • Supported the conceptual site design of several proposed commuter rail and bus transit facilities. (Chicago, IL)Proficiency Autocad Adobe Photoshop Sketchup AutoTurn Adobe Illustrator VRay for Sketchup (rendering) Project Management Revit 2012 Adobe InDesign Physical Model Creation • Assist in the coordination of professional consultants, general contractors, and local utility companies to successfully design and gain permits for three small transit hubs and improve 180 bus stops along 8Experience Mile. (Detroit, MI) • Conducted programming interviews to determine user needs for a proposed 100,000 sq. ft.EEI Global Tasks include: administration building. (Detroit, MI)“Independent Contractor” • Assist in the coordination and design of a pop-up retail space in Citi Field, NY. Office StandardsSept. 2012 - Jan. 28, 2013 • Act as project leader within the Engineering department to manage the project / work with other • Sustained office CAD drafting standards. engineering detailers participating in the project. • Developed and maintained construction administration file structure. • Assist in the design and drafting of custom millwork as needed • Organized architecture material library in CSI format.Parsons Brinckerhoff Tasks include:“Independent Contractor” • Preparation of preliminary architectural working drawings TMP Associates Construction Documentation and Misc. CAD workOct. 2011 - Present • Basic analyses of design and construction systems, limited design layouts, and construction details “Architecture Intern” • Team member in the production of several school, auditorium, and gymnasium projects. • Research, gather, and record information for use in writing specifications Aug. 2004 - Oct. 2006 • Produced interior elevation package for MGM Grand Casino, while “on loan” to Smith Group. • Inspection of sites and work under construction and submitting findings to project management • Create 3D models and renderings as needed. • Perform site measurements and create “as-built” drawings for renovation projects.Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Administration“Architect I” • Responsible for RFI and submittal review. Parsons Brinckerhoff Physical Model and ResearchOct. 2006 - March 2011 • Created and distributed ASI’s. “Architecture Intern” • Primary responsibility was the creation of a presentation model for client display. • Estimate change order costs and propose alternative cost effective design solutions. June 2004 - Aug. 2004 • Produce construction drawings for two smaller buildings, a newspaper stand and an enclosure for an • Issue and create Punch lists and Notices of Non-Conformance (NCN). emergency generator. • Extensive product research into cable railing design.
Table of Contents Physical Model Rosa Parks Transit Center Site Design / Master Planning Miami NEPAC Chicago South Station Concepts Painesville Transit Hub Schematic Design Painesville Transit Hub Utica Transit Center Syracuse Transit Hub Construction Documentation Retail Build-out Walnut Street Dock Renovation I-75 Office Build-out Millwork & CNC Files Retail Built-out Construction Administration RFI’s and other Sketches Professional Academic Work Community Disaster ReliefSuggested typical bus stop, Grand Rapids, MI
Physical Model Rosa Parks Transit Center My first task in architecture was to create a physical model over the summer of 2004. The cheesecloth canopy wasdelivered by the canopy sub-consultant. I built the rest of the model around this base. The model is now displayed in the front lobby of DDOT’s headquarters. A c a d e m i c
Site Design / Master Planning Miami NEPAC My role in this project was to design several options to show how a bus transfer hub might fit on an oddly shaped lot in Miami, FL. Theprimary challenge was separating nearby private school traffic from bus traffic along NE 165th St. Special care was taken to ensure that site circulation was feasible and safes as the turning radii are near the limits of a typical bus.
Site Design / Master Planning Chicago South Station Concept A proposed extension of Chicago’s commuter rail system. These two proposals demonstrate bus and rail facilities integrated into twodifferent sites along I-94. My role was to convert a prototype layout to fit both sites and to show via massing studies of how the stations would appear from a nearby overpass.
Site Design / Master Transit Hub Painesville Planning My first site plan. We proposed a simple transfer center and included the option to include a transit center.
Schematic Design Painesville Transit HubOur Client for this project desired a traditional structure which would blend into the surrounding area. We were able to propose a transit center which concealed a modern interior under a traditional roof line.
Schematic Design Utica Transit CenterStarting with a parking garage plan supplied by a sub-consultant, my role was to design an aesthetically pleasing “skin” for the structure including vertical circulation towers. Bus loading operations took place under the garage.
Schematic Design Syracuse Transit Hub Landscape and canopy design. My role was to assist in the design of a canopy to cover the site and to propose a preliminary site design.Canopy Plan Site Plan
The project architect used our drawings to create these renderings Schematic Design Syracuse Transit Hub
Construction Documentation Retail BuildoutAs a part of a retail buildout in Citi Field, home of the NY Mets, I assisted in the creation of a full CD set. This included specialty retail mill- work, CNC files, and finishes. I travelled to NY to field measure the site and helped coordinate all the drawing set.
Construction Documentation Walnut St. Dock RenovationAs a part of a settlement agreement relating to a highway bridge, I was involved in the repair of a loading dock wall. This relatively small project was challenging in that I had to figure out how the wall was originally assembled based on a series of photographs. The exterior wall was relo- cated behind the face of the building.
Construction Documentation I-75 Office Build-out I was asked to create a set of build-out plans for a small office. The program included a conference room, kitchenette, and space for inspectors to write reports.
Construction Documentation Rosa Parks Transit Center As a part of the PB team, I assisted in the preparation of numerous sheets in the final construction drawing set.MJS TKA MJS
Millwork &Retail Build-out CNC Files As part of the Citi Field Retail Buildout, I created cnc files and shop drawing level documents for several pieces of millwork.
Construction Administration Rosa Parks Transit Center Throughout the construction of Rosa Parks Transit Center I was asked to prepare many sketches in response to a variety of field conditions. These sketches demonstrate and understanding of the construction process and critical problem solving skills.
Lawrence TechnologicalMasters Thesis University Massive Disaster Relief was the subject of my final project at LTU. The project focused both on providing housing and community services to the victims of natural disasters.
Lawrence TechnologicalMasters Thesis University The first portion of the project was to prepare a housing solution suitable for a variety of scales. The proposed solution can accommo- date very large populations or be deployed for a single family.
Lawrence TechnologicalMasters Thesis University Community services are the most difficult to provide following a natural disaster. This proposed pavilion is flexible enough to meet the most common needs of survivors.
Lawrence TechnologicalMasters Thesis University A key need following natural disasters is a need for information. The pavilion provides access to television news and internet access. Information desks provide an easy legal access for victums legal needs. This includes government ID and financial aid programs.