Michael’s design work seeks new ways to enhance the interface between people and buildings, resulting in designs that are both highly functional and experiential. He draws from his interest in arts and culture along with advocacy for economic empowerment and environmental responsibility in shaping architecture that improves the lives of others.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Duke Integrative Medicine, because it merges traditional and alternative medical care in an environment that improves the mind, body and soul of every person who experiences it.
What attracted you to the architectural/design field?
Since the beginning of civilization, architecture has been one of the largest influences on the human experience. I saw architecture as my way of contributing to and influencing the world we all inhabit.
What aspect of your job are you most motivated by?
I want to ensure the creation of architecture doesn’t take from our planet in a negative way. All architects have a responsibility to design in a way that looks to preserve our planet for future generations.