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Michael Kocher, AIA, NCARB

Design Manager

Michael is a Design Resilience and Education Leader based in Gensler’s Boston office, where he helps realize the firm’s commitment to carbon neutrality through climate-adaptive design strategies. As a Design Manager, he has managed and led the design of several large-scale academic buildings for notable institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Portland State University, and the University of Baltimore. He has led winning national and international design competitions and been a part of research collaborations with high profile academic institutions, including MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and the Illinois Institute of Technology for their House of the Future Prototype Study. Michael is currently leading the Academic Science Measurable Impact research project for the Gensler Research Institute. Frequently speaking at national conferences and industry events, Michael leads discussions on a wide range of complex project types and methodologies demonstrating sustainable innovations in architectural design.

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