Michael joined Omni Architects in 1976, and serves as Vice President. As one of our project leaders, Michael has consistently advanced the relevance of design through an inclusive team methodology that responds to our client’s desire to improve the users’ quality of life through architecture. The recipient of numerous design awards for excellence, Michael never fails to recognize that the big picture is not about the pursuit of recognition, but the opportunity to make each project unique to its users and place. In these times, where less is again more, Michael notes: “Our client’s knowledge, insights, and concerns are an invaluable resource to the success of these exceptional projects. We encourage everyone involved to contribute ideas”.
As an educator, Michael has served as a design studio instructor at the University of Kentucky School of Architecture since 1986. His accomplishments at UK include exhibitions, publications, lectures, and awards including the Distinguished Service Award, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society’s Silver Medal for Distinction in Design and Education, and the 2009 Teacher of the Year Award for Excellence.
Michael is involved in a range of activities in the civic, professional and cultural realm. When he’s not working, he and his wife Margie (also an architect) relax on their farm where they enjoy sharing meals and good conversation with friends.