Since qualifying as an Architect in 1981, Michael has sought to broaden and deepen his professional expertise by working for practices of differing size, attracting commissions in a variety of fields, including hospitals, retail and commercial, housing, churches, healthcare and leisure.
He joined Douglas Smith Stimson Partnership as a Senior Architect in 1985 becoming a Director in 1989. The practice received design awards for both landscape projects and for a large number of different building types.
In 1997, Michael set up his own practice in order better to continue serving his Clients. By retaining working links with larger practices, Michael was able to provide a flexible, personal response to any size of project.
In 2007, Michael joined Mark Cotton at Architecture & Design Services Ltd to carry forward their combined aspiration to provide the same level of service in a competitive market.
Michael's specialist fields are healthcare, residential development, retail developments, historic buildngs and hotels.