Michael has over 15 years of experience as an architect and project manager specializing in church design. His role includes managing projects from initial feasibility studies and master planning through construction administration. He joined GFF in 2016 to work in the firm’s Church Works Studio. Michael immediately became a valuable member of the team with his emphasis on client relationships and intimate knowledge of working with building committees and church staff. He enjoys learning about church culture and trends and applies this knowledge to the projects in which he is involved. Michael previously worked for a lighting designer and continues to use those skills to integrate into his projects. Additionally, he has zoning experience having previously served on a zoning hearing board for four years.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from Drexel University. He greatly values community outreach and provides pro bono design services for nonprofit organizations in Kenya. Michael is a certified layspeaker in the United Methodist Church, and prior to moving to Dallas, he was an active member of Quakertown United Methodist Church and has recently joined First United Methodist Church in Richardson. Additionally, Michael is certified by the California Office of Emergency Services as a Disaster Service Worker through the Safety Assessment Program.