Michael is an Associate Principal and Project Director at CBBLD and brings over 25 years of experience in architectural lighting design to his projects. He joined the firm in 1987, directly after graduating with high honors in Architecture from the University of Florida. His educational background gives him insight into the many ways in which light can reinforce architecture.
He has held leading design roles in a long list of award-winning projects at CBBLD, including Torre Iberdrola (Bilbao, Spain) and the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York City – the world’s first commercial high-rises to achieve LEED Platinum certification. His project work has been recognized with Lumen and IES Illumination Awards of Excellence, the IES Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting, the Architectural Lighting Magazine Outstanding Achievement Award and multiple Architectural Lighting Magazine Awards of Excellence and Citations.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Michael is committed to the goal of sustainable, energy-efficient lighting design solutions. He was a member of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) CALiPER guidance committee, which supported testing of solid state lighting equipment and distribution of the results in the public interest. He has lectured on LED applications for LEDucation, and he has served as a judge in the 2008 Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid State Lighting Design Competition, sponsored by the U.S. DOE.
Michael has lectured for the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, IES New York Chapter, The Center for Architecture in NYC and Light Congress 2006. He has given tours of CBBLD projects in New York City for Open House New York and has written for LD&A Magazine.