Michael Sawlor

MICHAEL SAWLOR
CAD TECHNICIAN
TRIFOS DESIGN CONSULTANTS
SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA

Michael Sawlor, a Sydney, Nova Scotia native, graduated from the Nova Scotia Community College Lunenburg Campus in 2010 with an Architectural Drafting Diploma. Immediately following graduation, Mr. Sawlor accepted the position of Architectural Draftsperson with Trifos Design.

Throughout his time at the NSCC, Mr. Sawlor was accredited with various awards and accomplishments including; graduating with honours, being accredited with multiple awards for assisting his peers, and being selected as the Valedictorian of the NSCC Lunenburg Campus Class of 2010. Mr. Sawlor, also, participated in several workshops, some of which are as followed:

  • Documentation for Conservation and Protection Historic Place Workshop (2009)
  • Introduction to Conservation and Understanding the Historic Place Workshop (2009)
  • Project Planning with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada Workshop (2009)

Mr. Sawlor worked as a student Draftsperson with Ojolick Associates in Sydney, Nova Scotia for a four month NSCC work co-op during the summer months in 2009. Prior to his enrolment at the NSCC, Mr. Sawlor worked several positions at Stephen's Building Supplies (Rona) in Sydney. He has worked closely with builders and contractors, as well as, building material suppliers and distributors. As of January 2012, Mr. Sawlor has been enrolled in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s RAIC Syllabus Diploma Program. This 8 to 12 year endeavour allows Mr. Sawlor to study architecture while working full-time with Trifos Design. Once completed, the program with accredit him with an education that is equivalent to obtaining a Masters of Architecture from a Canadian major university.

Mr. Sawlor's experiences have assisted in his understanding all aspects of the construction industry including building material distribution, knowledge of a wide range of building materials and their suppliers and manufacturers, construction project management, local building material technologies, local building techniques, basic supply and demand principles, and a greater understanding of issues that builders and general contractors face everyday.

Mr. Sawlor is involved with a variety of tasks typical of the technical services provided by an architectural-consulting firm. He is also involved in the preparation of conceptual renderings, information management, building materials sourcing and selections, and contract drawing working documents for Trios Design Consultants' principal projects. Mr. Sawlor is also directly involved with the creation and management of Trifos Design Consultants current website.

As an Architectural Draftsperson with Trifos Design Consultants, Mr. Sawlor has worked on the completion of several projects, some of which are as followed:

  • ABSCHI Fairview Court 34-Unit Residence, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Ashby Branch 138 Royal Canadian Legion Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Breton Ability Centre Special-Purpose Home, Sydney River, Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Coast Guard College’s Pool Deck and Tank Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Library Central Library Concept, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Police Service East Division New Building Concept, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Police Service North Division Relocation, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Police Service Central Division Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Library Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Marvin Harvey Building Roof and Link Upgrades, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Shannon School of Business, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Student Residence Facade Rehabilitation, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Transit Hub Canopy, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education Baddeck Academy Alterations, Renovations, and Expansion, Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education St. Anne's Elementary School Renovation and Additions, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • CBC Radio Office Fit-up, 500 George Place, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Eskasoni Community Health Centre, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
  • Facade Redevelopment at Sydney Shopping Centre (former Target Store), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Horizon Achievement Centre New Building, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County New Building, Membertou, Nova Scotia
  • J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport Terminal Entry & Security Area Expansion, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • L’Arche Community Gathering Place, Iron Mines, Nova Scotia
  • MacDonald Ford Dealership, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Marine Atlantic 10 Marine Drive Facade Renovations, Port aux Basques, Newfoundland
  • Marine Atlantic North Sydney Passenger Terminal, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • New Aberdeen Multi-Unit Housing, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Department of Community Services 10 Bed Group Home, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Department of Justice Community Corrections Office Fit-up, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Office Expansion, Coxheath, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Collaborative Health Centre Fit-Up, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Diagnostic Imaging Renovation (Cape Breton Regional Hospital), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Intermediate Care Unit (Cape Breton Regional Hospital), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority Generator Building (New Waterford Hospital), New Waterford, Nova Scotia
  • Parks Canada Old Ingonish Visitor’s Centre Renovation, Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Ingonish), Nova Scotia
  • Parks Canada Cheticamp Visitor’s Centre Renovation, Cape Breton Highlands National Park (Cheticamp), Nova Scotia
  • Platinum Fitness Gym, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Protocase Building 3 Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • ServiCom Call Centre (Sydney Shopping Centre), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Subway Restaurant Fit-Up Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney Waterfront Development Concept, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • The Convent (New Dawn Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation), Sydney, Nova Scotia

In addition to the aforementioned projects, Mr. Sawlor has been involved with several residential projects taken on by Trifos Design Consultants.