Bio

MEB Passport Photo 2x2Michael is registered architect, and an Associate at Johnson Roberts Associatesa Somerville, Massachusetts-based office that focuses on public projects ranging from libraries and educational facilities to municipal buildings and sacred spaces.

Michael joined Johnson Roberts Associates in the spring of 2014. He previously worked for six years as an architectural designer at Adolfo Perez Architect, focusing primarily on residential work. Michael is experienced in all phases of the design and construction process, and has worked on projects ranging from single-family residences and commercial spaces, to libraries and higher education facilities.

Michael first became interested in architecture and building as a child, visiting construction sites with his grandfather, who was a homebuilder and skilled finish carpenter. He is attentive to the details and connections that strengthen the experience of a design, and to meeting the needs of clients, communities, and the environment. In his work at Johnson Roberts Associates, he has a particular interest in balancing a contemporary, modern sensibility and environmental sustainability with local building tradition, the craft of building, and a keen sensitivity to place.

Michael is a registered architect in Massachusetts, and was twice awarded the Alfred T. Granger Fellowship by Plan New Hampshire, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to fostering sustainable planning, design and development. He also manages LivableMHT, a website dedicated to promoting and envisioning stronger urban development patterns in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. He has been a panelist at the New Hampshire Planners Association’s Annual Conference, and has been a frequent guest critic at architecture student reviews at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received his Master of Architecture and undergraduate degrees.

Michael is active in various professional organizations, and in addition to architecture, his interests include record collecting, history, bicycling, and gardening.

He lives in Boston with his wife, a public health policy researcher.