Project Director

RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC

New York, New York

Michael Russo is a Senior Architect and Project Director with nearly 15 years of experience providing construction management services for a variety of commercial, residential, and institutional projects that range from high-end residential developments to the maintenance of public housing infrastructure.  Since joining RAND in 2019, Russo has overseen significant projects valued at more than $25 million in construction costs. He is responsible for managing and mentoring 10 staff members, and is also involved in RAND’s operations and the interview process of new candidates.


• Capital Improvement Project for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Project Director

• NYCHA Johnson Houses–Boiler Replacement Program, Project Director

• New Residential Development–517 West 29th St, Project Director

Public/Professional Service: Construction Management Association of America, NYNJ Chapter- Member, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter

Education: BFA in Architecture Design, Parsons School of Design, New School University, MA in Architecture, Pratt Institute

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