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 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. Michael also led the Nourishing Hope – The Hub (formerly Lakeview Pantry) project which adapted a 10,000 sf building into a welcoming space that includes social support services and Chicago’s first food pantry online-ordering and pick-up service, and Nourishing Hope – HQ, which opened in 2022. He also worked on Granor Greenhouse, an inventively programmed, multi-functional glass structure that serves as a teaching tool, social condenser, and farm production.
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.