Michael’s career, spanning nearly 25 years, is defined by both a depth and a breadth of award-winning projects for academic science, research and healthcare. His leadership advances teams from programming and planning through design, documentation and execution on projects that achieve balance between elegant design, technical program complexity and high performance sustainability. Several years of practice in San Francisco, with MBT Architecture and Leddy Maytum Stacy, and as an associate with Safdie Architects, developed Michael’s deep commitment toward sustainable design, meticulous detailing and material selection.
Michael is committed to integrating research, education and mentoring into daily practice. At Payette he helped found the firm’s Grassroots Green initiative and monthly Huddle. Michael has been a mentor for multiple research projects, held positions on staffing management and recruiting teams, and is now a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Michael’s work beyond our firm include previous studio instruction and regular critique at Wentworth Institute of Technology, participation in the Boston Society of Architects Committees on Healthcare and on the Environment, and presentations at multiple industry conferences.
B.Arch., with University Honors and College of Fine Arts Honors, 1994, Carnegie Mellon University; Minor in French with dual enrollment at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1992-1993