Michael joined the team at Lett Architects in May 2017 as an Intern Architect after graduating from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University. Prior to his graduate degree, Michael studied law at the undergraduate level, moving to Calgary to work in the oil and gas sector before returning to Ontario to study architecture. His works have been published in Building 22 Magazine and in the winter of 2016, Michael completed a four-month study term in Lisbon, Portugal.
Michael’s final thesis proposed an architectural inhabitation of the Ottawa River via a four-part floating pavilion dedicated to sharing Indigenous language and cultural learning within Ottawa and surrounding communities. His thesis explored seasonal migration, impermanence and the inter-relatedness of building and site. Michael’s thesis proposal has been presented to the National Capital Commission in Ottawa.
In 2017, Michael was the first student representative of the OAA Interns Committee, which provided him valuable insight on the methods to increase student representation within the OAA. He looks forward to future volunteer opportunities as he continues to gain valuable experience on his path to licensure.
Outside of studio, Michael spends his summers enjoying watersports and his winters hitting the slopes.