Michael Friebele

Michael Friebele

Dallas, TX, US



Michael is a Senior Associate with CallisonRTKL.

A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, Michael has channeled his professional and personal experiences as a critical medium throughout his work in architectural design, involvement in the community, and experience in journalism. After receiving his Master in Architecture from Kansas State University, Michael located to Dallas where he has spent seven years working in markets across the globe. Michael’s work focuses on connections, from physical to historical, as a means of informing performance driven and client centered design. In addition to his work in architecture, 
Michael is a self-taught writer, having contributed to such publications as Texas Architect, The Architects Newspaper, and D Magazine. Within the community, Michael served on the Board of Directors for AIA Dallas in 2017, is a member of the Texas Architect Publications Committee, and has volunteered with the Dallas Festival of Ideas, Design Future Dallas, and Life in Deep Ellum. 

Michael, was recognized with the 2017 Associate Award from the American Institute of Architects and the 2016 Associate of the Year from AIA Dallas.


CallisonRTKL, Dallas, TX, US, Senior Associate

Oct 2018 - current


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture
Graduate Urban Planning Study

Aug 2003 - May 2009


2017 AIA Associates Award, Award

The AIA Associates Award is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.


2016 AIA Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards, Award

Unbuilt Design Award - Jiefangbei Tower
Media Award 2nd Place - Nandi Bay Redevelopment


Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, Award

Juror Citation - Digital / Mixed Media


Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, Award

Juror Citation - Digital / Mixed Media


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