Michael is passionate about building environments that have the potential to inspire future generations. Since joining Wheeler Kearns in 2013, he has worked on a range of project types from a non-profit food pantry to mid-rise multi-family residential structures.
His experience includes several mixed-use projects such as 1611 W. Division – Chicago’s first transit-oriented development (TOD), Milwaukee Belden (TOD) – a pair of mixed-use, high rise structures that create a new community plaza, and the Bosworth Townhome development, which was designed to maximize outdoor space by covering the parking and drive aisle with garden terraces. Current projects include a new Warehouse space for Lakeview Pantry, a new farm-to-table restaurant at Granor Farms in Michigan, and the adaptive reuse of dilapidated commercial building into a boutique hotel on Chicago’s West side.
Michael received his Bachelors of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters of Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During his studies, he was a Teaching Assistant for Building Technologies, teaching material systems and methods of detailing within design. He also worked in the digital fabrication lab where he assisted students with laser cutting and 3D printing technologies. Michael is one of WKA’s technology and energy modeling leaders, utilizing software such as IES and Sefaira.
Michael is a registered architect in Illinois. He and his wife enjoy traveling abroad and live in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood.