Michael’s design perspective is framed by his study of landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning, his extensive research in the vernacular of the American pasture and his Kentucky upbringing.
He received a Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati. He earned a Master of Landscape Architecture with distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize in Landscape Architecture for his thesis Vernacular Pasture Lands | The Rural Design Almanac. He was a guest designer in the 10th International Urban Design and Landscape Urbanism Workshop in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 2012.
Michael joined MVVA in 2013 and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of New York.