Michael is the Creative Director for OKW Architects with over 20 years of experience. A thoughtful visionary and skilled communicator, he earns the trust of clients through his hands-on and inclusive approach to the design process. His ability to absorb, understand, and seamlessly translate a client’s needs into exceptional design solutions makes him an invaluable team resource. Holding degrees and experience in both the Fine Arts and Architecture, Michael is positioned as a natural design leader. Michael prides himself in solving complicated challenges through active listening, original thinking and overall vision facilitation. Michael promotes the ‘value-add’ importance of his immense and synergistic design experience, as his project work far transcends a singular market type. Michael, his teams and clients have successfully planned, designed and constructed projects in the following markets: Workplace, Education, Municipal, Not For Profit, Commercial, Retail, Residential and Mixed-Use/Multi-Family.
Favorite piece of architecture: Grace Farms by SANAA
I am currently reading: Creative Confidence by David Kelley & Tom Kelley
If I were not an architect, I would be: Pet rescue and foster mogul
Outside of work, you can find me: Where else? In Holland, Michigan of course!
3 things I could not live without: Coffee, color pencils and my sketchbook