Michal strives for design excellence in placemaking. As the leader of our New York studio transportation practice, he brings a legacy of experience working on nearly every major transit undertaking in the city and surrounding region for the last twenty years. He served as the lead architect of the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 and led conceptual design for AirTrain stations for the extension to LaGuardia Airport, among other complex urban mobility projects.
Despite his extensive portfolio, Michal approaches each new project as a fresh challenge to be solved with innovative design thinking. His work prioritizes the lived experience on an individual scale. What will the commuter or traveler feel; will they move quickly through the space, or can they be inspired to stay a bit longer, to admire it and engage with it?
Born in Poland to an architect mother, Michal studied in both the United States and Europe, bringing a global perspective to his work. He has served as a mentor to many in the industry and has a passion for building teams and reaching consensus with partners and clients. His transportation practice integrates urban planning with civic and commercial design to create a holistic experience that always puts people first.