Michael is a principal at Cole & Denny Architects and a NCARB-certified registered architect with 10 years of professional experience. He received his Bachelors and Masters of Architecture degrees from Virginia Tech. Michael is an Alexandria City Commissioner of the Arts and a Director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. As a resident of Alexandria, a member of the Del Ray Business Association, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Michael participates in community planning and policy; he is a co-author of the Waterfront Small Area Plan. His firm responsibilities include project management, construction administration services, and community outreach. Michael has completed many local projects that are part of the neighborhood fabric.