Michael R. Carlson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
|Michael has been practicing architecture in Florida since 1989 and founded Carlson Studio Architecture in 1997. His interest and study of sustainable design principles began in the early ‘80s as an architecture student at Ball State’s College of Architecture & Planning and The Center for Energy Research/Education/Service.
His Sarasota-based firm focuses on high performance design with every project the firm undertakes - from government facilities and educational facilities to residential design, office buildings, non-profit organizations, restaurants, interior tenant build outs and healthcare facilities, as well as religious architecture. Michael is the architect for the HGTV Green Home for 2009. He has completed successful projects throughout Florida and holds the distinction for having a project that was the highest scoring LEED project in the state of Florida from 2005-2009.
He is a founding board member of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and continues as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chapter. In 2009 he established the Sarasota/Manatee Branch of the USGBC Chapter and served as the founding Chairman. Michael serves as Chairman of the Green Business Leadership Council for the Greater Sarasota Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2010 Michael was appointed to the Sarasota Housing Authority Board of Directors.
As, one of the first architects in Florida to achieve the LEED Accredited Professional designation, Michael combines his diverse project experience with an ongoing dedication to quality in the built environment through sustainable design and building practices.
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