Michael Kilkelly has been serving commercial, residential and cultural clients since 1995. His vast range of experience fuels his ability to solve problems and create beauty through design.
As an associate at renowned architect Frank Gehry’s design firm in Los Angeles, Michael worked on the New York by Gehry residential tower in New York City; the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum in the United Arab Emirates; and the Joyce Theater in New York City. At Martha Schwartz Partners, Michael was a designer on the Mesa Arts Center project in Mesa, Arizona. This project won an Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence and an American Society of Landscape Architecture Honor Award.
While working on the West Coast, Michael was inspired by the way design emphasized the positive in the houses he saw. “Bungalows and mid-century, modern houses feel incredibly spacious despite their small size,” he said. “Having grown up in cramped, light-starved houses in New England, these houses were a revelation to me and opened my eyes to the positive impact of thoughtful, well-conceived design.”
Now back in New England, his new venture, Space Command, brings together the best of both worlds: beautiful architecture, strategic sustainability, and the classic charm this region offers.
Michael is a graduate of Norwich University, has a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT and is a registered architect. He has taught architectural design at Boston Architectural College, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. He has lectured on the use of advanced technology in architecture to professional conferences such as KA-Connect, Extreme BIM at the University of Southern California, Build Boston and the American Institute of Architects national convention.
Michael also writes about technology and architectural practice at ArchSmarter.com.