Michael has worked as Project Architect with COX since 2005, and has a diverse range of experience, developing particular expertise in Broadcast and Education building typologies.
His work with The Adelaide Studios, Channel 9 and The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) demonstrates Michael’s ability to balance the detailed acoustic, technical and functional requirements of production, post-production, and screening facilities. These projects also address the complex synergies between the broadcast facilities, office and front of house spaces including the creation of social interface zones for the exchange of ideas.
Michael was Project Architect for the University of Wollongong’s SBRC, which achieved a 6 Star Green Star rating, and the even more stringent Living Building Challenge rating. His work on this project and with the Economics and Business Faculty for the University of Sydney have addressed the issue of workplace change, in particular the challenge of moving academics into open plan office environments. This building won the coveted Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Awards in 2015.
An active contributor to research and teaching, Michael is an Honorary Fellow with the University of Wollongong and part of the Steel Research Hub. He also tutors with the University of New South Wales and recently travelled to Cambodia to assist students in building a community centre, as part of the “Collaborate” program.