Mike Vela, AIA, CDT, LEED AP
Principal, Salt Lake City Office Director

“I will listen and deliver your project within schedule and on-budget.”

About Mike

Mike lives by the phrases, “Make the world a better place than you found it” and “Be the best neighbor your neighbors ever had.” He knows his strengths, and those are managing and working with people. “A good designer is important,” says Mike. “But so is getting the right people to the right place at the right time.” He enjoys managing how people interact and flow in and out of various phases of a project and appreciates HKS’s initiative to foster good leadership across all offices. With more than 40 years of experience, Mike specializes in both project management and construction administration for a variety of construction types including hospitals, office buildings, hotels, schools, churches, airports, sports facilities and institutional projects. 

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Certified, Construction Document Technologist
Certified Member, Community Emergency Response Team Member
U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional

Master of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Texas at Austin