Forming a strong concept early on plays an important role in the project. It allows me to carry the project right through, with a clear vision that the client, design team, and consultants can understand. To me, this is critical in determining the final outcome. Mindful thinking helps me tune into the present moment and think about how I might overcome any design challenges and reach a solution. When it comes to concept design, I have excellent hand drawing skills that enable me to produce very high-quality concept presentations for clients, which can then be seamlessly worked into computer models.
With extensive experience on a wealth of hotel, resort, mixed-use development, and commercial projects across the world, I have a proven track record in project delivery. In 2018, I was fortunate enough to speak at the Chicago Design & Construction Summit.
Drawing is something that I not only enjoy doing in the studio, but something I find relaxation in outside of work. I am inspired Bjarke Ingels, an architect whose drawings are fearless, pure concepts which inspire my approach to how I would start a project.
Architecture is all about collective ideas – it improves the outcome, and absorbing graduate input is a key part of this.
With a wealth of experience across multi-sector projects in the UK, Middle East and New Zealand, Michael’s portfolio is extensive, to say the least. Following a recent 6-year anniversary at Ignite, we caught up with Michael to discuss his design experience across multiple continents, his plans for the future and how it all began.