Associate

Michael Westrate, RA

Michael’s interest in space, culture, and history allow him to view architecture as a way to combine interests and expression in a practice that is intrinsically optimistic. He believes that creating good architecture is an act of optimism and has the ability to see the opportunities in the built environment to influence communities around him. He marries vision and execution by building strong relationships with clients and consultant teams, and thrives in the iterative process to find a best possible design solution within parameters given. Michael brings balance and a cohesion to find the unique story behind each project and best articulate the ideas and goals of the design approach.

Education

College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
University of Cincinnati
Master of Architecture, 2012

Calvin College
Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies, Studio Art, 2007

Michael Westrate, RA - Associate