Michael Prince

Michael Prince

Cincinnati, OH, US



Exceptional design is a beautiful combination of a limited number of factors. Too few and the design is underwhelming; too many and the result is muddled and ineffective. A truly great product falls within the intersecting forces that are specific to every opportunity. Possible solutions are infinite but few are simple and balanced enough to make a great product. 

I strive to identify these forces, balance them, and create exceptional things. I am not guided by style but rather a set design principles that I have picked up through experience and exploration. I am curious, ambitious, and optimistic and often draw inspiration from the worlds of architecture, interiors, graphic design, furniture design, nature, and culture. At the end of the day I am concerned with providing a great product that supports a clear purpose with a twist of unconventional creativity.


FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH, US, Senior Architect

Project management, design, and coordination for various projects including but not limited to: SavOn, 4th and Walnut Hilton, & Kissimmee Doubletree.

Mar 2016 - current

Booth Hansen, Chicago, IL, US, Associate Architect

Project management, design, and coordination for various agencies and projects including but not limited to: Palmolive Building, Restoration Hardware Galleries, Private Residences, & Booth Hansen Monograph.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2016

Ting & Li Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect I / Marketing Manager

Project management, design, and coordination for various agencies and projects including but not limited to: School Construction Authority, New York City Public Schools, Dormitory Authority, Port Authority, & Office of Mental Health.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2014

Champlin Architecture, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural intern

May 2010 - Aug 2010

J.A. Smith Construction & Design Studio, Newport, KY, US, Intern Designer / Graphic Designer

Lead marketing manager and architectural intern

Jun 2008 - Feb 2010

Architectural Group International, Covington, KY, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural intern

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Communications focusing on graphic design.

Aug 2004 - May 2009


Two-time Liberty League All-Academic Team, Award


Nine-time Dean’s List Academic Honors, Other


Harriet R. Peck Prize (Best Solution to a Thesis Project), Award

The Harriet R. Peck prize is awarded to a graduating student who put forward the best solution to a thesis project in architectural design.


Study Abroad Selection: Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Award


Rensselaer Medalist Scholarship, Scholarship

A scholarship opportunity for outstanding math and science students. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science. This merit scholarship is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program) for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.


Areas of Specialization