Before joining GSA, Micheal gained valuable planning and design experience working within both the public and private sectors of eastern and western Canada. Previously, he worked at the Township of Essa, MHBC Planning, City of Kitchener, and planningAlliance. During his undergraduate studies, he contributed to the Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation research project. While assisting with field research in coastal communities of Tobago, Micheal helped facilitate a series of urban design charrettes in order to make locally informed recommendations for community planning and design regarding climate change adaptation concerns. Micheal’s diverse experiences achieve a concrete understanding of current planning and design best practices.
Most recently, he has worked closely with Dnyanesh on a number of key land use planning projects such as the Town of Westlock MDP and LUB, Lac Ste. Anne County MDP and LUB, City of Fort Saskatchewan LUB, and a number of land development projects in Edmonton Region. In addition to his planning and design skills, Micheal also brings technical expertise related to graphic design, GIS, and AutoCAD drafting. He also has provisional membership with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners
Micheal holds bachelor of Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Waterloo Honours Planning Co-op program with a specialization in Urban Design.