Michael S. Martin
Michael Martin graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1976. After working with several firms in Denver, he relocated to the Aspen area and became a founding partner of the Aspen Design Group, which focused on the promotion of sustainable architecture including the design of the headquarters for the Rocky Mountain Institute for Amory and Hunter Lovins. Michael’s move to New York in 1986 brought him initially into Peter L. Gluck and Partner’s office and then to Kohn Pederson Fox and Associates. He helped lead KPF’s team in the development of the work at Canary Wharf in London. The desire to extend his range of design explorations beyond individual buildings and into urban design brought him to the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he earned a Master of Architecture II degree in 1993.
Since joining Moore Ruble Yudell in 1997, Michael has been Project Designer and Manager on a number of large-scale, multi-building academic and institutional projects, including the Physical Sciences Building at University of California, Santa Cruz, an 800-bed student housing village at University of California, Santa Barbara, and The French Family Science Center, a laboratory complex of new and renovated facilities for five scientific departments at Duke University. Michael guided the development of an administration building, cafeteria and laboratory facility for a bio-technology corporation in Longmont, Colorado, and has recently led the architectural design and master planning efforts for the mixed-use new town of Camana Bay on Grand Cayman. Michael has extensive design and technical experience working on a wide variety of project types, and has managed all phases of project development from programming and conceptual design through construction documents, construction and commissioning.