Approach.


I create across many disciplines with a unique research and instinct based process i call Informed Instinct. My work has been recognized with multiple national + international awards and covered in both press and publications.

Mission.


To push the envelope in each medium I approach — To inspire.

wake.create.collaborate.eat.sleep.repeat.

Profile.


blueverticalstudio ™michael ammerman. architect artist creative director

bvs is a progressive, cross-media studio formed in 1999 to pursue creative ventures which help push and expand forward thinking ideas and mediums.

currently operating from the emerald city of seattle, michael has been a practicing artist and architect for nearly two decades with such prominent, global firms as hok, sasaki and michael graves & associates. as a senior designer with michael graves and associates in princeton, new jersey, michael designed various large scale architectural projects throughout the united states, europe and asia including: 3 on the bund, a mixed-use historic development in shanghai china, the 425 fifth avenue high-rise in new york new york and a u.s. embassy in seoul south korea.

michael is currently prepping for two upcoming national solo painting exhibits but is also taking on select global and state-side projects. michael is also investigating several national and international architecture + design firm offers. feel free to make contact!

Disciplines. Expertise.


Architecture

Interior Architecture

Furniture Design

Graphic Design

Branding

Web Design

Strategic Planning

Art Production

Music Production

SELECT PROJECTS CLIENTS AND FIRMS

BVS

88 fort point gateway building . boston ma . 60,000sf
bvs retail gallery . seattle wa . 1400sf
dome. a yoga and wellness retreat . volcano hi . 25,000sf
z-tel technologies . corporate hq . tampa fl . 80,000sf
escape into life . chicago il
eruption usa . minneapolis mn
black swan legal group . tampa fl
ward design group . seattle wa
burning alternatives . princeton nj

SASAKI

sacred heart university master plan . fairfield ct . 350,000sf
sacred heart university signature multi-media building . fairfield ct . 60,000sf
monitor doblin . corporate offices . chicago il . 18,000sf

NELSON

bank of america . corporate projects . north america . 25,000sf – 3,000,000sf
oracle corporation . oracle universities . north america . 8,000sf – 50,000sf

MICHAEL GRAVES

3 on the bund . mixed-use historic retail development & retrofit . shanghai china . 300,000sf
425 fifth avenue . mixed-use high-rise . new york ny . 350,000sf
u.s. embassy . seoul south korea . classified size and scope

RBK

university of tampa . school of business . tampa fl . 30,000sf
fcci hq . sarasota fl . 250,000sf

HOK

nortel serv.us center prototypes . worldwide . 1,500-20,000sf
netpark @ tampa bay . tampa fl . 1,000,000sf
pscu . regional hq . tampa fl . 100,000sf
ocwen financial hq . orlando fl . 120,000sf
chase manhattan bank . regional hq . tower III . tampa fl . 180,000sf

ASD

nations bank . direct banking center . wichita ks . 70,000sf
suntrust bank . regional hq . tampa fl . 80,000sf
wilson and company hq . tampa fl . 35,000sf
state of florida congressional hearing rooms . tallahassee fl . 18,000sf
aetna . cafe & fitness center . atlanta ga . 8,000sf
broward county regional service center . prototype for statewide design . ft. lauderdale fl . 150,000sf
digital lightwave . production facility . st petersburg fl . 7,000sf

SELECT ART EXHIBITS

2017 – solo exhibit: latest paintings . two locations under development
2016 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . bvs loft . seattle wa
2010 – group exhibit: steel and video works . transylvania county arts council . brevard nc
2008 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . the loft . boston ma
2006 – solo exhibit: video/sound installation . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 06 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 – solo exhibit: digital press prints . bvs gallery . seattle wa
2005 – group exhibit: recent paintings . ok hotel exhibition space . seattle wa
2003 – group exhibit: recent paintings . volcano art center . volcano hi
1999 – solo exhibit: recent paintings . brad cooper gallery . tampa fl
1996 99 – group exhibit: steel works . contemporary sculpture guild . west stockbridge ma
1996 98 – gallery 71: steel works . new york ny
1996 97 – aliya ardivan gallery: steel works . atlanta ga
1995 96 – group exhibit: steel works . chautaugua art association . chautaugua ny
1995 – 3 man exhibit: steel works . mt. dora center for the arts . mt dora fl
1995 – group exhibit: video installations . orlando museum of art . orlando fl
1994 – group exhibit: open art . alexandria museum of art . alexandria va
1994 – group exhibit: steel works . deland museum of art . deland fl
1994 – group exhibit: small works . velencia college . orlando fl
1993 – 2 man exhibit: steel works . mt. dora center for the arts . mt dora fl
1989 91 – group exhibits: mixed media . below zero studios . orlando fl

SELECT PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

SELECT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

mr. & mrs. blumenthal . muttontown new york ny
mr. & mrs. friedman . new york ny
susan soares . bedminster nj
j. michael downey . bedminster nj
robert & susan gans . bloomfield hills mi
harvey & susan minninberg . potomac mi
mr. & mrs. yeager . ponce inlet fl
ms. batliner . brevard nc
mary lou gravitt . miami fl
mr. & mrs. hypes . tampa fl
mrs. vicky rich . tampa fl
dorethea brandt . miami fl
cecil juanarena . seattle wa
gared askew . seattle wa
ryan krafft . seattle wa
scott wallin . seattle wa
casey mcspadden . seattle wa

SELECT CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

z tel technologies . tampa fl
peavey electronics hq . meridian ms
tel.air interest, inc . miami fl
ford motor company . orlando fl

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND HONORS

aia award of merit: netpark complex . tampa fl . 1,000,000sf
the renascent painting book: recent paintings
michael graves: building & projects 1995-2003
interiors magazine: focus on midwest projects . nations bank . wichita ka . 70,000sf
pocket art book: alexandria museum of art . alexandria va
20th century art award: steel works . metropolitan museum of art . new york ny
various new media awards: interactive digital interface designs . usa canada uk sweden the netherlands

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