Joining Mike for the discussion will be Heidi K. Brandow, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work centers on the inclusion of Indigenous people and perspective in the development of ethical and sustainable methods of creative engagement., and Zoë Toledo, a member of the Navajo Nation and a Master of Architecture candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
A Principal and key leader at CannonDesign, Mike leads corporate mixed-use, education, civic and healthcare design projects across the world. He brings a diverse-multicultural experience and perspective to the developers and organizations with which he partners.
Mike lived and worked in China for seven years and now back in the states, he consistently leads projects that engage incredibly diverse communities including those rich with refugees, immigrants, underserved and indigenous communities. Well versed in every phase of the design process, Michael is always encouraging designers and clients to pursue signature design solutions that enrich our civic environments. Mike is also a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Two projects Mike led that are opening imminently include the D’Youville Health Professions Hub and 201 Ellicott.