AIA, LEED AP
“Each project is the start of an experience in which we get to know the people involved on a personal level, their aspirations and obstacles, and with them discover an invention as we design for their needs. I start every project with a clean slate, remembering the lessons of previous experience and letting go of past assumptions so I can treat every new design as unique.”
Mike is a designer focused on projects within DLR Group’s Higher Education Studio. Through client interaction he is always looking to uncover the unique qualities of each project he can incorporate into a design solution. Mike’s career has spanned a variety of project types and clients from across the country, experiences that have taught him to look at each design with fresh eyes and an open mind.
“Good design should meet the functional needs of a program while celebrating big ideas and improving user well-being. We interact with the built environment daily and I believe that influence requires us to take care and responsibility as we work with and design for our clients.”
Mike is passionate about designing sustainable spaces that connect people to place and express a community’s individuality. Whether through teaching or mentoring, he believes in passing knowledge down to the next generation of architects and is heavily involved in industry initiatives that support the education to young designers.