Michael Rey, AIA, NCARB

Michael Rey, in his role as both Principal and VP of Operations, leads through crafting clear pathways for those around him to solve problems. He is a skilled designer, architect, and systems thinker, finding inspiration in learning from others and discovering each individual’s unique gifts and different ways of thinking. He believes that caring for others is the greatest tool one can possess and that any situation should be approached with an open mind and heart. These same principles are applied to his practice of architecture, and he has learned in his work that optimal design solutions can be achieved through many different paths. Because of this, Michael understands that a strong design practice requires a process that’s flexible enough to accommodate different working methods. For instance, large-scale community based design, stakeholder kickoff charrettes, or intimate working sessions are amongst the many formats he might leverage to develop each design with clients.

Leading the studio in his role as VP of Operations, Michael strategically aligns projects and people. He leads the four distinct areas of our operation and ensures that everyone in the studio has a firm foundational knowledge in design, technical development of the design, and the soft skills to manage a project well. Michael is an expert in each phase of a project’s development and a champion for our comprehensive design process. He demands a consistently high level of quality across the studio and is deeply committed to our core values. Working mainly in the public realm, Michael focuses on Institutional, Civic, Urban Design, and Commercial work.

Michael has taught in both the Architectural and Construction Science Management programs at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He can often be found sitting on a design review panel and is part of the department chair’s architectural council as well as the dean’s council. He is passionate about educating our youth in the community and participates in multiple organizations all aimed at raising children’s spirts and aspirations in life.

Education

Yale University
Master of Architecture, 2005

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1999

Honors

Henry Adams Certificate (top of class award)
Yale University, 2005

Honor Roll
Texas A&M University, 1995-1999

Dean’s List
Texas A&M University, 1995-1999

Inducted into the College of Architecture Honor Society
Texas A&M University, 1998

James E. Deininger Traveling Fellowship – “The Influences of Modern Peruvian Architecture”
Texas A&M University, Summer of 1998

Achiever / Activator / Learner / Responsibility / Focus