Michael Syracuse, AIA, LEED, is a principal at CO|FXFOWLE. As project architect for many of the firm's higher education, cultural, and commercial buildings, Michael manages the complexities and challenges of a project's lifespan–from design through the construction process. Michael is currently the Project Manager for a new, 66,000-square-foot School of Nursing building for Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. The design focuses on creating a bright, welcoming pavilion that anchors the surrounding campus and offers students meaningful social connections internally while opening outwards to the neighboring community. He previously worked on the renovations for the iconic Lincoln Center Juilliard School Expansion. Respect for the strong architectural iconography and public spaces inspired interventions that complement the existing design while energizing the public experience.
Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences, and graduated magna cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received awards and honors including an AIA Certificate of Merit and a nomination for the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Travelling Fellowship. He is a registered architect in the State of New York, and LEED Accredited by the US Green Building Council.