In his 20+ year career, Michael has focused primarily on cultural, higher education, and corporate clients. He has a particular passion for complex and challenging projects, and in developing unique solutions that combine design clarity, beauty, and durability. As an office technical leader, Michael also oversees the project delivery, quality control, and construction administration standards of the practice, which are central to the firm’s melding of design excellence, sustainability, and technology. He has led the production teams of many of the firm's award winning projects, most recently the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, the District of Colombia Public Libraries (Tenley and Anacostia Branches) and the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Michael is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, spent many years in central Michigan, and received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He practiced architecture in Detroit and Paris prior to moving to North Carolina in 1997. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the Building Enclosure Council, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. Michael is also a frequent architectural lecturer, juror, and design studio critic.