Michael has 40 years of experience practicing as a licensed architect. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Architecture, is licensed in 20 states, and has completed a post-graduate course at Harvard University in museum and conservation design. Mike enjoys working with a team to manage a project from beginning to end but especially enjoys the conceptual phase of designing a project. Having been trained when drawings were created solely by hand, Mike developed pen and ink sketching design skills that he often uses while sitting with a client during early design meetings. Mike appreciates the well-developed technical skills of his fellow colleagues and works to encourage teamwork in accomplishing the task of completing phases of a given project.
Mike enjoys working with both contemporary and historic design but has grown to appreciate the rich detailing of historic buildings as time has progressed. Mike also enjoys writing and speaking to create and deliver presentations to new and existing clients. He is as comfortable presenting a project to a room full of people as he is to one or two people in a quiet meeting. Mike enjoys the management of the project team but relies on a good partnership relationship to balance leadership in his firm.
Personal & Professional Associations:
- American Institute of Architects, Member & Past Officer
- Indiana Landmarks, Member
- Indiana Historical Society, Member
- Damar Services Board of Directors, Board Member & Past President
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
“In a middle school drafting class I discarded the regular assignment and drew perspective renderings of a beautiful residence. —That was it. I knew what I wanted to do.”