CURRICULUM VITAE
MICHEAL H. TRAUTMAN  –  ARCHITECT
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EDUCATION

Fall 2007: Ph.D. (ABD) in Architecture.  Advanced to Candidate for Ph.D. status with focus on innate
aesthetics as a universal tool in designing for dementia.

Fall '99 to present: Doctoral Program in Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Applied research
and independent study of environment and behavior, specializing in the health and healing potential
application of environment, relating specifically to catastrophic injury, chronic illness and debilitating
birth defects.  Dual degrees in process: Master of Science in Architecture focusing on "The Design of
Healthy and Healing Environments" and a Ph.D. in Architecture within the specialization study area of
Environment-Behavior focusing on "Spatial Design for Cognitive Impairment" emphasizing the use of
innate instincts, inherent aesthetics and emotion in the design of dementia special care environments.
The cognate area of study being Environment and Technology with the focus on indoor air quality,
specifically "The Relationship of Microbiological Toxins to Cognitive Health and Dementia"

1967-68
Wayne State University Graduate School of Business

1960-65
University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design Bachelor of Architecture Degree
(Professional Degree)

Summer of 1962 & 63
Lived and mentored under Frank E. Watson FAIA at his home and office in Miami Florida.  Watson was a
founding partner in the Architectural/Engineering firm of Watson, Deutsmann & Kruse  and was
awarded the AIA’s  Gold Medal for his work in Design.

1959-60
Colorado State University, Department of Civil Engineering.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2002 Seminar                Construction Lien and Bonding Law : Construction Association of Michigan

1999 to Present:             Doctoral work indicated above.

1977 Seminar:                Financial Analysis of Building Projects
                                     Detroit Chapter, American Institute of Architects

1977 Seminar:                Solar Design Seminar by Jordan College
                                     Presented at Michigan State University

1977 Seminar:                 Wind Energy Seminar by Jordan College
                                      Presented at Michigan State University

1977 Seminar:                Real Estate Broker Preparation Course
                                     Russell Schools, Southfield, Michigan


LICENSURE

1972 to 1980            Licensed as Residential Builder - State of Michigan

1974                          Certification for reciprocity with National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

1969 to present      "Architect", State of Michigan



RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1975-Present      
Trautman & Associates Ltd, Architects.
Founder and President of architectural firm involved in design and construction of residential,
commercial and recreational structures. Extensive experience in the inspection of residential and
commercial buildings for defects or code violations as a consultant for purchasers of real estate.
          * Interior furnishings for Christ Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan
          * Duplex and single family development in Birmingham, Michigan
          * In excess of 150 accessible homes or additions since 1993

1972-75         
EBS Development Company.
Vice-President for Construction of residential and commercial projects.
          * Oversaw construction of World Camera and Sound, Birmingham & Livonia, Michigan
          * Oversaw construction of West Bloomfield Fairways Condominiums, (90 units projected)
          * Oversaw construction of Wattles Creek Condominiums, Troy, Michigan

1969-72        
Savin Wycoff & Phillips, Inc.  
Staff Architect with responsibilities in designing and developing residential construction, office and
commercial building facilities as well as recreational facilities.
          * Architect of Record for Broadview Apartments, Ann Arbor, Michigan (84 units)
          * Architect of Record for Garfield Park Apartments, Fraser, Michigan (110 units)
          * Staff Architect: Hurstbourne Apartments, Louisville, Ky (320 units +/-)

1967-69       
Earl L. Confer and Associates.
Supervisor of design and construction of religious related facilities in Metropolitan Detroit area.
          * Addition and Interior to Guardian Lutheran Church, Dearborn, Michigan
          * Addition to Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, Dearborn, Michigan
          * Project Design & Project Manager for Christ Lutheran Church, Warren, Michigan

1965-67        
Albert Kahn & Associates.
Involved in architectural design of major projects such as Children's Hospital of Michigan as well as
commercial and industrial projects for General Motors and Ford Motor Company.
          * Six (6) months working on assorted industrial projects
          * Fifteen (15) months as Ass't Job Captain for Children's Hospital of Michigan

1978-02        
Performed approximately 400 building inspections for purchasers of residential/commercial properties.
Investigations included moisture and ventilation issues were.

2000-02       
Performed  20 Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations and presented expert opinion  regarding
residential/commercial properties involving molds, flooding, and multiple chemical sensitivity problems
for use in purchase or insurance claims.

1993 to Present:
Specialized in design for catastrophic injury and chronic illness. Approximately 200 projects as of 2007

TEACHING

2002-2004        
Guest speaker at various MS support group meetings.

2001                   
Co-taught Research course at University of Michigan Doctoral Program in Architecture.

1997/98             
Speaker/instructor for Real Estate Appraisers continuing education seminar.

1995                   
Guest Speaker at Barrier Free design seminar sponsored by Wright & Filippis with                         VOCA
Rehabilitation.

1995                   
Guest Architect in March for Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association class on         experiencing  
architecture.

1987-88             
Guest lecturer on Building Construction for Rochester Board of Realtors continuing         education
series.

1984        
Macomb County Community College - architectural design and construction class.  (Spring         and Fall
semesters)


WRITING

The following papers were prepared and submitted, in part as required to meet Degree requirements
within the Doctoral Program in Architecture at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of
Architecture and Urban Design.

“INDOOR AIR QUALITY RELATING TO MICRO-FUNGI, MYCOTOXINS & SPECIAL POPULATIONS”,
submitted October 2003 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the minor area of study requirement
for the Masters of Science in Architecture degree, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“INTERNATIONAL INDOOR AIR QUALITY STANDARDS AND INDEXING” submitted December 2003 in
partial fulfillment of the requirements of the minor area of study requirement for the Masters of Science
in Architecture degree, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor.

“SPATIAL DESIGN AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT” submitted in December 2003 in fulfillment of the
requirements of the cognate area of study requirement for the Masters of Science in Architecture degree,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“THE AESTHETICS OF SPATIAL FORM & PERCEPTION: SHAPE – FORM & MUSIC”  submitted in
Summer 2004 in partial fulfillment of the requirements in the major area of study requirement for the
Masters of Science in Architecture degree, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“MULTIPLE MEMORY FORMS AND SYSTEMS: DESIGN POSSIBILITIES FOR DEMENTIA” submitted in
Fall of 2004 in partial fulfillment of the requirements in the major area of study requirement for the
Masters of Science in Architecture degree, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“IMAGES AND THEIR ROLE IN DESIGN” submitted in Summer of 2005 in partial fulfillment of the
requirements in the major area of study requirement for the Masters of Science in Architecture degree,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“IMAGES AND THEIR RECOGNITION IN PRACTICE” submitted in Fall of 2005 in partial fulfillment of the
requirements in the major area of study requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture degree,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“RESEARCH BASED DESIGN FOR HEALTH AND HEALING IN PRACTICE” a literature review submitted
in partial fulfillment of the research requirement for the Masters of Science in Architecture degree,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


CONSULTATION & TESTIMONY
The following firms and/or principles have retained Michael Trautman for "Expert Opinion, consultation
regarding pending litigation or testimony at deposition and or trial. This list is not complete as of this
printing
  
  SOMMERS, SCHWARTZ, SILVER & SCHWARTZ, P.C.
          Multiple Partners or Associates

  SAKIS & SAKIS, P.C.
          Multiple Partners or Associates
                                                                  
  COOPER, BENDER, MOHR & IDDINGS, P.C.
          Mr. David Cooper

  STERN & ASSOCIATES
          Mr. Ken Stern

  CHEATHAM & ACKER, P.C.
          Mr. Kevin P. Hanbury

  COLLINS, EINHORN, FARRELL & ULANOFF
          Mr. Dale McLellan

  CHARFOOS & CHRISTENSEN
          Multiple Associates

  GURTEN KOLTONOW GURTEN CHRISTENSEN & RAITT
          Multiple Partners


ASSOCIATIONS  (Past or present)

American Institute of Architects
Detroit Chapter of AIA
  Member:        Health and Hospital Committee
  Chairman:        Architect's Sunday program
Michigan Society of Architects

Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce

Optimist Club of Troy
  Founding Member 1970
  Award for Presidential leadership 1972/73

Board Member for the Physically Impaired Association of Michigan (PIAM)
Advisor for special project with PIAM

District Chairman for Student Interviews
University of Michigan Regents Merit Scholarship: mid 1970's to mid 1980's

Construction Association of Michigan