Michael began his professional career designing in Berlin. For him, the city was a laboratory, not only of twentieth-century architecture, but also urbanism. Michael’s early experiences fostered an intense and lifelong focus on cities, exploring how urban design can serve as a catalyst for innovation, prosperity, and health.
Michael approaches architecture on an experiential level, seeking ways to extend architecture into urban design. By addressing critical themes of equity, culture, housing affordability, and transit, he creates positive impacts for a broad range of people in our communities.
An active civic volunteer in urban and transit development, Michael lives in Raleigh with his wife Kim (also an architect), their college-aged son Ross, creative daughter Rae, and Moyen poodle Daisy. The family enjoys spending time on the coast in historic Beaufort.