Michael is a Lifestyle leader, studio director, and licensed architect whose design expertise spans building types with a concentration on luxury retail projects for leading brands around the globe. He 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 and elevated shopping experience. His notable clients include Mexico’s El Palacio de Hierro, Cartier, Diesel, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and Bergdorf Goodman. Michael’s work has received IIDA’s Best of Latin America and the Caribbean Retail award; the Building Brooklyn Award for economic impact; and additional awards from IIDA, 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.