Michael Green founded Vancouver’s Michael Green Architecture in 2012 after nine years leading design at mgb Architecture + Design. Recognized for his award-winning buildings, public art, interiors, landscapes, and urban environments, Michael’s reputation has led him to develop a wide range of projects from international airports and skyscrapers to Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House, Whistler Blackcomb’s Rendezvous Lodge, and modest but unique retail spaces and homes. His work extends around the globe including a current project for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture designing a sustainable community in the mountains of Central Asia. Michael teaches at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and lectures extensively around the world on the future of carbon-neutral, large, urban buildings.
Michael is dedicated to bring attention to overwhelming challenges in architecture today. The first is climate change and how the built environment is an enormous contributor to the factors damaging the very environment designers and architects are seeking to improve. The second is the profound reality that over the next 20 years, three billion people, or 40% of the world, will need a new affordable home. Michael believes in championing the shift to new ways of building that will compliment the intersection of man’s greatest building challenges.