Michael has been practicing architecture since 1986, and founded Carlson Studio Architecture in 1997, in Sarasota, FL.
Michael is currently an advisor to Carbon Design & Architecture, lending his experience in design and sustainability to help serve our clients. His interest and study of sustainable design principles began in the early ‘80s as a student at Ball State’s College of Architecture & Planning.
Michael is a founding board member of the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (2003), the first chapter in Florida. He served on the Board of Directors for the USGBC Florida Chapter. As one of the first architects in Florida to achieve the LEED Accredited Professional designation, Michael combined his diverse project experience with an ongoing dedication to quality in the built environment through sustainable design and building practices. He was also a member of the American Institute of Architects, Cascadia Green Building Council, International Living Future Institute, and Northwest Eco Building Guild.