Michael joined Wheeler Kearns in 2013 as an Intern Architect and has worked on single-family residential and commercial projects, including Chicago’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) at 1611 W Division. Michael recently served as Project Architect for another TOD which includes a pair of mixed-use, high rise structures along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in the Logan Square neighborhood. Current projects include the Bosworth Townhome development, which re-examines the townhouse typology and maximizes outdoor space by covering the parking and drive aisle with garden terraces.
He 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, Michael 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’s work has been recognized numerous times, including the 2011 Edward C Earl Prize at UIUC, the 2013 Alumni Choice Award for continuing students, and the 2014 Schiff Hardin Award at UIC. He was also one of five students nominated for the 2013 Chicago Prize. Throughout college he participated in several architectural competitions through various organizations such as EVOLO and suckerPUNCH.
Michael is a registered architect in Illinois. He and his wife enjoy traveling abroad and live in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.