Michael received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Architecture from Kent State University. During his time at Kent State he had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy, where he fostered an interest in sketching and illustration.
Originally from the South Hills, Michael has started to get involved in the Pittsburgh community through organizations such as the Young Architects Forum and A.C.E Mentor. A.C.E. Mentor is a program which gives high school students the opportunity to explore careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering through related activities facilitated by professionals working in related fields. Michael pursued architecture because of his participation in the program as a high school student, and is now involved as a mentor. Michael looks forward to furthering his commitment to the community and the city, as he reacquaints himself with Pittsburgh.
Besides sketching, Michael enjoys seeing the world through photography, an interest he has had since a young age. This love of photography and an appreciation for composition has led to an interest in digital renderings. He also enjoys wood working and furniture making, a hobby he hopes to further explore in the future.