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Michael Williams

Adjunct Professor

Department of Architecture

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Crosby 125


(716) 829-5925


Michael holds a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in the History of Art from the Ohio State University.

He has worked with URS in Columbus, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., where he was involved in the design development of various airport terminal buildings including a new terminal in Guangzhou China and an addition to Baltimore-Washington International Airport. After finishing RISD he practiced with Tigerman McCurry Architect in Chicago, working directly with Mr. Tigerman on the design of a large house in Michigan, a housing concept for the 2016 Olympic Village Proposal, as well as the interiors of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie.

His work has been influenced by the mining of word origins in an attempt to gain new readings on the relationship between language, structure, and spatial perception. Other sources include the recording of spaces for quiet observation. He was a contributor to the exhibition Japan:  Drifting and Empty Space during 2006 at the Barnard Ewing Building Gallery of RISD, for paintings and drawings from Kyoto and Central Japan. Currently he is involved in small freelance projects and submitting entries to competitions.