Michael is Allen Jack+Cottier’s CEO, a Principal of the company and a designer. Based in Sydney, NSW, he employs over 70 staff. Michael is an award-winning architect whose sector-spanning portfolio features everything from masterplanning to aged care design, student accommodation architecture, residential, sports and recreation projects, and urban design. His design for Berry Sports and Recreation Hall was named Best Sports Building at the World Architecture Festival (2009). His Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium design received several awards; among them an International Olympic Committee Silver Medal (2013) and the Australian Institute of Architecture (AIA) National Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture (2012). All Michael’s projects – whether it’s a luxury private residence or new-city masterplan – integrate ecologically sustainable design (ESD) principles. Michael’s ESD work has been recognised with a number of peer awards. He was an international judge and juror at the World Architecture Festival from 2010 to 2014, and has spoken about his work at universities, both around Australia and internationally.