Michael has developed and implemented an innovative program, facilitated by the ICAA, to teach Classical Architecture to middle school students around the country. The ICAA introduced the New Heights program in 2015 as a response to devastating data showing a vast under-representation of women and people of color in the architecture field. Only 2% of architects are African American, and only 0.3% of architects are African American women. Among many other reasons, a lack of exposure to the field for young people is extremely acute. So, the main goal for New Heights is to get young students, especially female students, interested in careers in architecture and related fields. To date, over 1,200 students from New York City to Atlanta to Los Angeles have gone through this program, 90% of them female students.
East Bay Times, Stanley Middle School 7th graders get immersed in architecture
Architectural Digest, The ICAA Is Bringing the Classics—Classical Architecture, That Is—to the Kids
Notre Dame: Notre Dame Alum Encourages Youth Interest in Architecture
Michael managed, designed, and coordinated the Prince's Foundation's efforts to influence the United Kingdom's views on housing through the Natural House project. Over the course of five years, seven houses were constructed, all demonstrating themes of sustainability derived from historic patterns, natural materials, and human nature.
Financial Times, Could this green home be a new model for mass build?
Michael managed and coordinated the Prince's Foundation's efforts to create sustainable solutions for the citizens of the Galapagos Islands.
Financial Times, Protecting paradise: The Prince of Wales’s work in the Galápagos
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