Following completion of his undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, Michael worked for a small architectural firm in New Jersey for a year, working on several commercial buildings and elementary schools. He then returned to school and completed his Master of Architecture degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). During his studies at NJIT, he spent a summer studying abroad in Italy, traveling through Rome, Naples, and Siena, with stops in Florence and England.
After graduation, Michael relocated to Philadelphia and joined Cubellis. Soon after, he continued his interest in sustainable design and became a LEED AP. At Environetics, Michael has been involved in a variety of project types, and was instrumental in the new Bakery & Distribution Center for Tasty Baking.