GW Thurston Hall
ODU Owens House
IIDA, LEED AP ID&C
Associate, Interior Design
With extensive project management experience, Michelle brings proven leadership and project delivery experience to our team. Michelle is known for her ability to listen with sensitivity and respond with impactful, creative solutions. Each project reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful tools for conveying a clients’ vision and team values.
What does Michelle enjoy most about her work? The diversity of projects and challenges at SMBW keeps it interesting as someone, who is constantly learning and applying new skills. Pulling new knowledge, techniques, and details from her projects helps inform the next design and keeps her solutions fresh.
In a high school drafting class (where she was the only girl), Michelle learned to enjoy the controlled method of drafting. Her interest in art landed her at VCUarts and, ultimately, in the Interior Design program where she learned to layer in the variety of pattern, texture, color, and art that make her designs successful. Today, Michelle blends this same methodical approach with aspirational creative thinking in her projects. She loves her job, though her fifteen-year-old self probably didn't know this would be such a technical path.
What She's Known For
Project Manager, mentor, shepherd, professional cat herder... call it what you want to call it, Michelle controls the creative studio chaos and keeps all the right-brainers focused, on task, and on target.
After Work, Find Michelle...
In the garden with her husband and two young boys.