Michelle has been with the firm since January 2011, and she focuses her work around the impact of architecture on well-being – physical, mental, and social. Considerations for a project’s end-user are key in her design process, and she believes that thoughtfully-designed, healthy, and sustainable buildings should be accessible to all. In her time at WJW, she has worked on a range of projects including market rate / mixed-use, affordable family & seniors’ housing, and supportive living for individuals with disabilities.
Michelle earned both her Master of Architecture degree and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. During her graduate studies, Michelle spent time abroad studying in Italy and Brazil and worked on a collaboration between the University of Michigan’s College of Architecture / School of Dentistry for the programming & schematic design of Liberia’s first prospective college of dentistry. In between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Michelle worked as a store design architect for Crate & Barrel.
Michelle is a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois, NCARB-certified, Evidence-Based Design Accredited, and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design and Construction. In addition, she serves on the Young Professionals Board for Renaissance Social Services, whose mission is to end homelessness in Chicago through prevention, housing, and supportive services. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, and reading.
- B.S., Architecture, University of Michigan
- M. Arch., University of Michigan