Michael Lehmberg

Michael Lehmberg

Auburn, CA, US



Michael Lehmberg is an accomplished architectural designer, land planner, and project manager qualified by over 25 years of success in pursuing the synthesis of environmental stewardship with excellence in design of the built environment.  His work history is characterized by the wide range of roles fulfilled in designing and constructing over one million square feet of high quality, award-winning, and LEED certified architecture.  From conceptual programming to construction close-out, Michael’s work is guided by the belief that every project’s design potential is realized by channeling team strengths in a process that is both measured deliberation and dynamic interaction; open to variables, yet steady and fiscally responsible.

• 2011 C.A.S.H. / AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design Award of Excellence- Winters Library
• Community College Facility Coalition Award of Honor  for Sierra Community College - Nevada County Campus Expansion-2007
• LEED Gold Certification –City of Roseville Martha Riley Branch Library -2007
• AIACVC Design Honor Award – Placer County Community Resources Building -2006
• Gold Nugget Award – Best Public / Private Recreational Facility -Fairway Canyon Aquatic Center -2006
• Regional Master planning work adopted in City of Lincoln General Plan -2005
• LEED accreditation in 2001; one of first 10 in California.
• AIA OCC Design Award of Merit  - Anaheim Community Center-1998
• AIA OCC Design Award of Merit  -Westwood Medical Plaza –1998
• AIA OCC– Established COTE (Committee on the Environment) and Sustainable Design Award - 1998


JK Architecture Engineering, Auburn, CA, US, Associate Principal, Director of Design

Dedicated to elevating the integration of architecture, structural engineering, and civil engineering disciplines; JKAE projects enrich the human condition across northern California from the Bay Area to the Tahoe region, north to the Shasta Cascade and into Nevada. We believe in the strength of the team to execute meaningful and sustainable design projects that stand as timeless testimony to the art and craft of place-making.

Jan 2016 - current

Swatt | Miers Architects, Emeryville, CA, US, Senior Associate

Primary architect on civic, institutional, and animal care, and custom residential projects. Guide marketing efforts and staff development programs in developing firm’s reputation and capabilities in sustainable design practices.

Oct 2010 - Jan 2016

NTD Architecture, Auburn, CA, US, Senior Associate

Studio Director: Guided development of sustainable design practices; led building design efforts and managed construction documentation and construction administration phases to assure continuity of concept to completion. Successful market outreach bringing in $30M+ construction value projects.

Oct 2006 - Apr 2010

Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners, Roseville, CA, US, Director of Sustainable Design

Established company as regional sustainable design leader, forged synthesis between land planning and building design efforts to address “Smart growth” urban design and transportation impacts on resource efficiency, led construction documentation and construction administration on design award winning and LEED certified projects.

Oct 2001 - Oct 2006

LPA Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

Executed technical design, construction documentation, and construction administration efforts on award winning projects, advocated for and introduced firm to LEED rating system, drove initial project efforts at adopting LEED for major clients helping to establish LPA as recognized sustainable design leader.

Oct 1995 - Oct 2001


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program. The UA School of Architecture is devoted to professional education with a sensibility honed in the edge conditions of an extreme climate on a major international border. Located in the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the United States, the School combines a culturally rich past with cutting-edge environmental research in its place-based design approach to the arid environment. I was granted the Teaching Assistant position for the History of Western Architecure course in 1982, and served as Research Apprentice to the Urban Land Institute / A.I.A. Tucson Case Study program ion 1984.

Aug 1979 - May 1984

Universidad la Salle, Mexico City, Mexico, Honorary Diploma

Foreign Exchange Program through University of Arizona. Completed an Urban Design Internship through the Academie de Arquitectos Mexicanos, Mexico City.

Jan 1983 - Jun 1983


2011 CASH, Leroy F. Green Design Award, Award

Recognizes outstanding school and campus planning, in conjucntion with the AIACC.


AIA CVC Design Honor Award, Award

Honor Award for Architectural Design


Gold Nugget Award, 1st Place

Best Public / Private Recreational Facility -Fairway Canyon Aquatic Center


Areas of Specialization