By the time Mike was 10 years old, he knew that he wanted to be an architect. He and his family would drive down to Chicago a couple times a year. Growing up in small-town Wisconsin, the city was shocking and exciting: he knew that was where he wanted to practice architecture when he grew up.
Eager to explore new places, Mike chose University of Minnesota which had a dedicated study abroad program throughout the Middle East and southern Europe. At the conclusion of the program, Mike extended his trip and spent the next few months traveling through Europe. It was an experience that validated his decision to become an architect and ignited a passion for travel and contemporary design.
After completing his education, Mike took a position at a firm in Minneapolis, but never lost sight of his dream to practice architecture in Chicago. When an opportunity at our firm presented itself, the decision was simple.