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Michael D. Szerbaty, AIA

Principal, Design Director
Michael D. Szerbaty, AIA

Michael Szerbaty is an accomplished designer with more than 35 years of experience in the practice of architecture. He has an extensive portfolio of work that encompasses large, complex project types – from colleges and universities, healthcare, K-12, commercial, cultural and civic facilities – to private residential projects.  His experience includes working with numerous city and state agencies as well as private commercial clients.  His designs have received awards and have been published in numerous journals and publications.

Serving in a dual leadership role as Principal and Design Director of the firm, Mr. Szerbaty is responsible for guiding and establishing strategic goals for the firm as well as functioning as the firm’s chief manager of a project’s development.  As Design Director, he is responsible for establishing the project’s vision and ensures that it always complies with client goals. He sets project objectives, including the core mission, provides general oversight, and serves as the client’s primary point of contact. From schematics through the occupation of a space, he is personally engaged in the process. He is responsible for the feasibility and realization of formal architectural elements and material selection.  As a team leader, Mr. Szerbaty is particularly adept at the coordination of large teams of consultants on projects involving complex technical and programmatic issues.

Mr. Szerbaty holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky.  He is a registered architect in Arizona, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and South Carolina.  Mr. Szerbaty is an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).