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The founder of Transverse BLDG, Michael has been in search of perfecting the design process, and construction methods. Getting involved in construction 20 years ago, swinging hammer on a number of residential projects, he has a deep understanding of the intricacies of building successfully.
After studying sustainable building technologies and community oriented design, he worked in the larger scale, designing modern commercial structures as part of a team at TVA Architects. After 4 years with a focus on concrete, steel and glass, another building medium soon caught his eye... wood. He has been mastering the art and science of designing with timber as a structural system for the last 6 years with New Energy Works Timber Framers, and now looks to bring the materials of concrete, steel, timber & glass together as a cohesive framework for buildings of permanence, blended with technology for the perfect result.
creating the perfect building
I work closely with families in creating their dream. The process is driven by a passion for design excellence paired with innovative technology. Looking to environmental factors for inspiration, we work together in creating a solution that is beautiful and functional.
My studies at the University of Oregon School of Architecture covered environmental design, master planning, site integration, community oriented design, and low impact living; placing importance on thoughtful allocation of resources.
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