Jim Michael entered architectural practice during the design of Tampa International Airport. The first formal city wide bike route system in America was designed by Jim while a traffic planner for the City of Gainesville Florida. He was an active team member in the design and construction of high rise buildings and award winning buildings of a variety of building types for Hugh Stubbins & Associates and Jung/ Brannen Associates. Projects completed included the Rowland Institute, One Cleveland Center, Dade County Administration Tower, Copley Place Marriott, 150 Federal Street for Stubbins and the Doral Spa and Hotel complex and One Twenty Five High Street with Jung / Brannen. Prudential Retail Complex, Reebok Child Care Center, Logan Terminal E and various schools and religious structures were produced with other firms.
Jim is a registered architect in Massachusetts and Vermont and is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He was educated at the University of Florida and the Boston Architectural College where he studied under the architectural critic and historian Peter Blake.
His architectural practice featured forensic and exterior envelope consulting and was recognized for architectural design with the Antron Award for Building of the Year and the James E. West Award for Visionary Architecture. During Hurricane Fabian in Bermuda in 2003 his systems for the Bank of Bermuda World Headquarters reglazing were praised for surviving 145 mph hurricane winds while others adjacent catastrophically failed.
Jim was a delegate and contributor to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Convention in 2008 while lead consultant on site for the World Trade Centre Residences in Dubai.
He lives with his family in Sharon Massachusetts in a house with way too many guitars.
- University of Florida
- Boston Architectural College
Registrations & Memberships
- Registered Architect #5963, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Registered Architect #003.0002783, State of Vermont
- Member, American Institute of Architects
- Member, Boston Society of Architects