Michael leads Gensler’s Northeast Regional Retail Practice Area and the New York office’s Lifestyle studio. A licensed architect in nine states for more than 20 years, his design expertise spans building types with a concentration on luxury retail projects for leading brands in the United States and around the globe. Michael approaches retail design holistically, carefully considering the many elements that define a strong user experience. He combines an understanding of the customer journey with an exploration of architecture, brand expression and technology integration to create a cohesive shopping experience. He’s worked with a who’s who of luxury retailers, including Mexico’s El Palacio de Hierro, Cartier, Diesel, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. Michael’s been honored to receive multiple design awards from the City of Beverly Hills Architectural Review Commission, along with numerous awards from the Retail Design Institute and VMSD magazine. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the 1988 national championship football team.