While in high school, Mike was crowned Grand Champion at the county fair for a house he created in drafting class, which he accepted as a sign he should be an architect.
Mike has been with SDG from its beginning in May 1990, and has played a vital role in its steady growth through the years. As a Studio Leader he oversees SDG’s retail, hospitality, and utility type projects.
Since 1997 Mike has provided Facilities Management Services for a global communication company as a member of a Strategic Alliance. His responsibilities as a leader of the SDG Design Alliance includes partnering with other design firms (Architectural/MEP/Civil) to provide professional A/E services for projects ranging from building additions, energy studies, re-roofing, chillers, HVAC systems, electrical switchgear and emergency standby generators.
Mike is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certificate, which indicates he has met national standards for licensure.
He enjoys nothing more than the collaboration his career affords him, and delights in seeing the city of Topeka growing and changing for the better. Mike and his wife are empty-nesters and have no problem filling their time with trips to indulge their interests in landscape photography and trout fishing. Mike also enjoys perfecting his meat-smoking technique.
My current project, Wheatfield Village. It’s a mixed-use development that will have a 9-screen movie theater, hotel, apartments and two restaurants. Topeka has been waiting for a multi-use/high density development like this for a long time and I’m excited to be a part of making it a reality.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Sir Winston Churchill
I’m extremely claustrophobic. Get me in a small confined space and watch me come unglued!!
My wife Tamara and I have two daughters and one son. We are “empty nesters” excited about what that stage in life has for us – plus the joy of watching the children enter the world’s workforce making their mark on society. We just recently became “Grandparents” in 2017 and are excited to begin that chapter in our lives!
I would love to travel to Rome and Greece to visit some of the amazing, old historical buildings I studied in college. To witness those buildings ranging from the ancient pyramids to the Churches and Cathedrals in Europe would be a dream trip that I would love to take.