Michael Jak

AIA, LEED AP / Project Architect

Michael has dedicated his career to designing spaces that enrich the communities they serve. Specifically, he enjoys working on projects that serve local communities, positively impacting the fabric of the cities he calls home. His approach to architecture is grounded in collaboration and dialogue. He brings a diverse background with experience delivering education projects such as the Joint Use Classroom Building for City College of San Francisco, design studies for the General Services Administration, and a prefab modular Visitor’s Center for a solar power array near Joshua Tree. He hopes to share the knowledge he has gained over his career with other members of the studio while continuing to perfect his craft in an industry that always changing and evolving. For Michael, architecture is many things, but it is (thankfully) never dull.

Michael joins WRNS Studio after a career with design-forward firms like Pfau Long Architecture, Kwan Henmi Architecture, and ARC Architects in Seattle. He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. While studying in Japan, he focused his thesis topic on the relationships between modern city planning and traditional Japanese urban morphologies in the face of the need to rebuild much of Kobe after the 1995 earthquake. Michael expands his creative endeavors outside of the architectural world through music, studying theory and investigating the idiosyncrasies of playing the tenor saxophone.

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