Photo by Norman Ai

Photo by Norman Ai


This website and the work therein, is a vehicle for design exploration and documentation. It is a creative outlet whose purpose is both to propose and test design ideas, as well as document and assess past and current design work. Rooted in an architectural bias, it also occasionally permeates into visual arts. 

Specifically, it aims to focus on the implications and influence aesthetics, technology, and restraint have within the architectural medium, given our current canonic situation. This ever-evolving body of work is structured around the belief that architectural beauty is measurable, simplicity is complex enough, and that knowing as designers, while becoming more adept with tools and techniques' capacity create something new, we are also tasked with creating something better.

Michael Suriano received a Masters in Architecture from the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University in June of 2006. Previously, he studied architecture at Miami University (OH), where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with distinction in May of 2001.

Michael is a licensed Architect (OH) and LEED® accredited designer. He is currently a Senior Associate with NBBJ in Columbus, Ohio.

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2015 AIA Ohio Honor Award: Driving Park Library

2015 James B. Recchie Design Award: Driving Park Library

2015 Contract Magazine Innovations Awards: Driving Park Library

2014 AIA Columbus Merit Award: Driving Park Library

2011 ASLA Ohio Honor Award: Karamay City Masterplan

2007 AIA Columbus Honor Award: Republic Square (Unbuilt)