Michelle joins OKW with over 10 years of experience in mixed-use residential, high-rise commercial, and hospitality projects. She has previously worked for international design firms including Junglim Architecture in Seoul, South Korea. Michelle received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. For the past five years she has been involved with the ACE Mentor Program, a unique organization made up of design and construction professionals who work together to attract young people into the industry.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she enjoys activities in nature – skiing, hiking, and biking. Outside of the office, she can be found practicing yoga, cooking, and traveling.
I am currently reading: The Art of Happiness written by the 14th Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
If I were not an architect, I would be: A chef
My proudest achievement: Living abroad
Best restaurant in Chicago: Ora