Michael DeMaagd Rodriguez

Michael DeMaagd Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA ‘20

Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Practice

(574) 631-3767


Curriculum Vitae

Michael DeMaagd Rodriguez is a designer and preservationist whose professional work centers on the integration of traditional building trades into both historic preservation and new construction projects. He consults on the repair and treatment of historic building resources and works in a professional architectural practice to offer design services to single-family, multi-family, commercial, and manufacturing clients in West Michigan. As an adjunct assistant professor of practice in the School of Architecture, Michael teaches Building Technology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prior to engaging architecture as a primary professional concentration, Michael worked for over a decade in construction, gaining expertise in multiple traditional building trades: masonry, carpentry, architectural sheet metal, and traditional roof systems (metal, slate, and tile). He has contributed to dozens of successful residential, commercial, civic, and ecclesiastical historic preservation projects in the state of Michigan, including projects which have been recognized by the AIA Michigan Honor Award, the North American Copper in Architecture Award, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network Award, the Michigan Governor’s Award in Preservation, and many local award distinctions.

Michael serves on the Grand Rapids Historic Preservation Commission and regularly volunteers his services to local historic preservation-oriented activities, efforts for which he has been awarded the Preservation Commission Special Recognition Award.

Michael holds a B.A. in liberal arts from Calvin University (2010) and a M.Arch from the University of Notre Dame (2020). Among other academic awards and scholarships, he was awarded the University of Notre Dame Kaneb Center Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award and the AIA Henry Adams Medal for Academic Excellence.

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