Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Minneapolis, MN, US

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Mr. Hall has been an active member of the design and construction service industry for more than twenty years, his projects have received numerous design-construction awards, been featured in national publications (books-magazines), and have served as case studies for national (NREL and DoE) energy conservation and sustainable research projects. Numerous projects have received international notoriety in publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Robb Report, Luxury Living International, and CNN-Money; for high-wealth clients and complex projects, including what was, at the time, was the most valuable hospitality/fractional-ownership projects in the world from construction documentation through final construction completion.


Edmond N. Zisook AIA & Assoc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Coordinator

Project Types: Commercial Offices, Athletic Facilities (Health Clubs), Aquatic Facilities, Religious, Industrial, and Medical Production Laboratories.

Dec 1986 - current

AECOM, Minneapolis, MN, US, Project Specifier

Member AECOM’s North American Spec Task Group – building material-product-assemblies research, preparation of Project Manuals (inclusive of Specifications), development of Contract governance and administration requirements - for Civil, Landscape, Structural, Architectural, Interiors, Engineering and specialty disciplines.
Program Specifier – Kaiser Permanente (statewide facilities rehabilitation)– State of Hawaii.
Projects ranged in scope up to $650M, 550,000 sq. ft., including High-Rise (Type I).
Technical Consultant – Project Teams in NA AECOM Design and Consulting Services Group.
Healthcare Master Specifications – Development and Production for NA projects.
Hardware Consultant – Hardware consultation and preparation of Hardware Specifications.
Other Project Types – Criminal Justice (Calif. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation), Commercial, Industrial, Aviation, and Civil (including Flood Control Dams - Texas).

Aug 2015 - Nov 2018

Poss Architecture + Planning, Aspen, CO, US, Senior Project Manager / Architect

Senior Project Manager / Architect – Conceptual Development through Construction
Managed firms larger projects – up to $60M and 600,000 sf; Introduced BIM (Revit) to firm.
Project Types: Hospitality (5 Star properties, 220,000 sq. ft. At $400/sq. ft.), Multi-Family Residential (all-markets), Commercial Multi-use, Resort, and High-end Residential ($10M+).

Nov 1994 - Oct 2009

Michael J. Burns Architects, Moorhead, MN, US, Project Architect

Project Types: Cultural, Healthcare and Transportation (DOT public facilities).

Apr 1994 - Nov 1994

YHR Architects, Ltd, Moorhead, MN, US, Project Architect

Project Types: Commercial, Religious, and Healthcare.

Nov 1992 - Apr 1994

Harold A. Halvorson & Associates, Fargo, ND, US, Associate / Senior Project Architect

Project Types: Hospitality, Elementary-High Schools, University Facilities, Cultural Facilities, Multi-Family Residential, and Historic Structures Report (Research and Publication).

Feb 1990 - Feb 1990


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Masters, Business

MBA – Business Administration (Professional Degree).

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US, Masters, Construction Management

“Knowledge Management in the Design and Construction Industry “– CM Master’s Thesis

Sep 2011 - Nov 2014

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, US, BArch, Architecture

Five Year Professional Degree
“Historic Rehabilitation in in an Urban Context “– Architectural Thesis

Aug 1981 - May 1986

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, US, BArch, Architectural Studies

Four Year Degree (completed 1985, degree'd 1986)

Aug 1981 - May 1986

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