We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kate Michaud, AIA, LEED AP, to senior associate. MSR Design president Jack Poling, FAIA, LEED AP, states, “MSR senior associates are those who possess exceptional design and creative skills, have the ability to lead those designs through to fruition, and contribute more broadly to the success of our firm. Kate is fiercely dedicated to the firm and profession. She has led numerous very complex projects to success and has done so with a calmness and aplomb that inspire confidence in our project teams and clients.”
Kate believes that everyone can benefit from good design and that buildings should positively impact their occupants and surrounding communities. As the recipient of the 2016 Scherer Travel Scholarship, she traveled to Bogota and Medellin, Colombia, to see firsthand how urban design has brought hope and increased opportunities for residents. Kate’s work has received numerous awards, including an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago Distinguished Building Award.
MSR principal Paul Mellblom, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, adds, “I have had the great pleasure to work with Kate on multiple projects. She brought a rigor to each project that quickly convinced me that the project was in the right hands. Kate is both a talented designer and a good leader. How fortunate we all are to work with Kate.”
“I firmly believe that good design can make a difference in people’s lives,” says Kate. She continues, “I have spent much of my career working on community-based projects, including libraries, affordable housing, and spaces for nonprofit organizations. MSR consists of dedicated, passionate designers who are invested in doing better for our communities and our environment. I’m thrilled to be part of this group and honored to be named a senior associate.”
“Kate is a joy to work with, always steady, positive, and focused,” says Jack. “And she has an amazing sense of humor. I couldn’t be happier or prouder to welcome her as a new MSR senior associate.”