Good design begins with learning what the essential ideas of the project are, and then translating these observations into simple and direct design responses that lead to the creation of inspiring spaces. The transformative potential of architecture lies in the clarity of, and the commitment to, the design concept.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Louisiana Tech University where he was a cum laude graduate. After a couple of years in Memphis he decided to return home to Louisiana to make sure there was enough modern architecture in the gumbo pot. Now, over a decade later, his most recent focus includes design leadership of the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center and two projects at Louisiana Tech University: Park Place Student Housing and the expansion of the Lambright Intramural Sport Center.
As evidence of his appreciation of mid-century modernism, Mike once used the winnings from his fantasy football league championship to buy an Eames rocking chair. When not at work he can often be found trying to convince his daughters that they need help putting their Lego sets together.