As a co-founder of QEA, Mike is passionate about preserving the history of a community through its buildings, while also designing a space that will thrive in the future. Through his work on a range of structure types including public buildings, museums, performing arts centers, and education facilities, he has amassed over 40 years of experience in the area of historical preservation and rehabilitation architecture.
Leadership, quality, and innovation are three imperative qualities that Mike has worked to establish in QEA’s foundation and also in his own work. Many of his projects have been honored with design awards for outstanding restoration design and also for innovative approaches to adapting historic facilities for new uses.
"We succeed when we give back to our clients buildings that, not only respect their context, but are also unique spaces that our clients’ communities can take pride in today, and moving forward."
- University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, 1974
- University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1969
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark, International Studies Program in Architecture, 1974
- College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Association for Preservation Technology
- League of Historic American Theaters
- American Association of Museums
- Lambda Alpha International