is an architect and partner at Vandergoot Ezban Studio. He has taught architectural design at the University of Michigan, Virginia Tech and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Michael received a B.S. in Architecture at the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture at the University of Michigan, and is currently a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Michael’s work engages the production of waste and contamination remediation as generative urban processes. In 2010 he was a Visiting Scholar in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, where he conducted research on the ancient Roman landfill Monte Testaccio. Michael was honored with a University of Michigan Thesis award for design research on transforming abandoned gas stations through phytoremediation. In 2012 Vandergoot Ezban Studio’s design for dredging regimes as adaptive public infrastructure will be published in Third Coast Atlas
, edited by Charles Waldheim, Clare Lyster and Mason White.
michael [at] vandergootezbanstudio.com