Michael Smith, AIA, LEED AP BD + C
Senior Project Architect
Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Areas of Focus
Manage overall development of project documents from schematic design through construction
Serve as point of contact for all coordination efforts with engineering consultants
Present information periodically to clients
Why HDG Architects? What keeps you here and motivated?
HDG has a great family atmosphere where it is clear that leadership truly cares about your development both professionally and personally. The firm’s ongoing commitment to serving the best needs of the client and the wide variety of challenges make it easy to stay motivated.
What has been your most memorable project to date?
Wilde Lake Middle School, which was designed to be the first Net Zero Energy public school in Maryland.
Key Projects at HDG
Peters Township High School (McMurray, PA)
Wabtec New Corporate Headquarters (Pittsburgh, PA)
Point Park University – Lawrence Hall Dining Renovations (Pittsburgh, PA)
Wabtec – Master Planning and Associated Projects (Wilmerding, PA)
West View Water Authority – Neville Island Water Treatment Plant Addition,(Neville Island, PA)
Doyen Law Group – New Office Tenant Build-Out (Chicago, IL)
Other Key Projects (prior to joining HDG)
Wilde Lake Middle School, (Hanover MD) – Net Zero Energy and LEED Gold
University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning Classroom Renovation Design (Pittsburgh, PA)
Thomas Viaduct Middle School (Hanover, MD) LEED Silver
Specialty Areas of Expertise
Sustainability Design – LEED Certification
Big fan of the Steelers, Pirates, and Virginia Tech Football.
Playing Slow-pitch softball and golfing.