Michael Rageth

  • Littleton US-CO
Michael Rageth

Objectives and Goals

My professional objective is to run my own architectural firm. This will be achieved through patience, endurance, and professional learning. There are still many things that I do not know, however, I am willing and, more importantly, eager to learn the finer points that come with the architectural profession. My short term goals include LEED Accreditation and Licensure.

A little about my ethics...

My goal in every design is to provide thoughtful, informed solutions with an ethic of elegance. In my own terms, elegance is a precise response, honest in design nature, utilizing subtle means to produce a result that has finesse.

Sustainable design is, by no means, exempt from my designs. As designers, it is our responsibility to do what is best for 3 entities: the client, the world, and our profession. By designing with sustainable solutions, we successfully fulfill our responsibilities to all three of these entities.

Life in the southwest has provided me unique opportunities to learn about sustainable practices. Concepts such as thermal mass, passive cooling, shading and water collection are evident in all of my projects. These concepts are not viable in all parts of the world; however, they give me sufficient background in sustainable design to look for solutions unique to alternative climates.

Interests

I am human; I enjoy plenty of outside of work activities.

Snowboarding

Biking

Hiking

Camping

Skateboarding

Cooking

Reading

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

Teacher's Assistant

University of Arizona

Assisting the Teaching of Courses: Structures, Design Communication, Introductory Studio, Building Enclosure Systems, REVIT

Assessing Individual Student Performance

Advising Individual and Group Designs

Mentoring Select Students

Software Used: REVIT, Microsoft Office, SketchUp

Aug 2006 - Aug 2008

Junior Designer

Winter & Company

Design of Schools for the Deaf and BlindDesign of Deaf and Blind HousingDesign of Master PlansWriting Historic Preservation Plans

Writing Design Guidelines and Standards

Software Used: SketchUp, Adobe CS3, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

M. Arch

University of Arizona

Emphasis on Historic Preservation

Material Properties and Testing of Concrete

LEED Coursework

Software Used: SketchUp, Microsoft Office, REVIT, Adobe CS5

Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

B. Arch

University of Arizona

2009 Solar Decathlon Competition

Construction Methods and Techniques

Construction and Testing of Structural Designs

Solar Design

Software Used: SketchUp, REVIT, REVIT MEP, Adobe CS4

Recent Works

Skills

Skills

Revit Architecture

Adobe CS

SketchUp

Microsoft Office

AutoCAD

Passive Solar Design

Understanding of LEED Performance Criteria

Critical Analysis in Design

References

References

Julie Husband