Mike Nicolaus, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Mixed-Use Practice Leader

“Good design should create value around our clients’ goals.”


About Mike

Mike became interested in architecture as a teenager. He was intrigued by the creative process and motivated by the idea of creating something that would leave a lasting impression on the urban landscape. “I enjoy working with our developer clients because of their entrepreneurial spirit,” Mike explains. “Together, we create inspirational design solutions that accomplish their business goals, fulfill their long-term vision and impact the cityscape. I felt that adding an MBA to my education would offer my clients a unique combination of skills, enabling me to better understand their economic interests, construction economics and stakeholders’ diverse interests combined with a distinct sense of architectural design,” he added. Mike has more than 28 years of experience as an architect and urban planner. His diverse background includes working with the complex entitlement processes associated with large, mixed-use projects as well as serving as design principal or lead designer on multi-million-dollar residential, retail, office and hospitality projects.

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction

Education
Master of Business Administration, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Minnesota