Michael studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Nottingham where he completed his post graduate diploma. He worked in private practices in Hong Kong and Leeds before joining Dixon Jones in 2000. He was appointed Associate Director in 2006.
Michael’s main architectural interest lies in the spatial and material qualities of buildings. He is a technically experienced project architect, and has been responsible for several award winning buildings and successful competition entries at Dixon Jones. Michael enjoys all aspects of the design and delivery of projects, and particularly the collaborative nature of working with consultants and clients to deliver successful architecture. He has also worked in collaboration with artists on installations at Quadrant 3 and Westgate.
Michael is currently project director for a new building accommodating clinical facilities in Marylebone, London, for the Howard de Walden Estate. He is also overseeing the completion of Dixon Jones’ Building 4 which forms part of Westgate, Oxford.
Before leading the Westgate team, Michael was project architect for the Saïd Business School Phase II, a £25m addition to the practice’s original Phase I building. Michael co-led the team for St. Peters Arcade, part of the Liverpool One retail quarter for Grosvenor Estates and was project architect for the design and build of a new hotel and restaurant in the historic Oxford Castle Quarter.
Michael is an external examiner at Northumbria University Newcastle, and has also been a visiting critic at schools of architecture in London.