rick michaels

rick michaels

Asheville, NC, US



I grew up in the small town of Mt. Airy, better known as "Mayberry". I was an eagle scout and swam competitively in high school and college. I went to UNCC starting out in the Fine Arts transferring into the architecture program. I received degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts. I worked while studying architecture for a firm In Charlotte specializing in Medical Office buildings and commercial buildings. I left Charlotte and moved to Brevard. There I worked for Al Platt Architects, best known for his HGTV Dream house. Desiring more diversity than residential, I worked for Jim Samsel Architects. The employment was a terrific experience, that varied from medical, college, commercial, and high end custom residential. Employment has varied from commercial design to high end custom residential. Other firms include CJMW and Fisher Architects. At Fisher I was a project architect on custom residential and small commercial projects.


Fisher Architects, Asheville, NC, US, Project Architect

Jan 2006 - Feb 2009

Calloway Johnson Moore & West, PA (CJMW), Asheville, NC, US, Architect

Nov 2003 - Dec 2005

Topsider Homes, Winston-Salem, NC, Staff Architect

Jun 2003 - Nov 2003


University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture
Pella Window and Door Grant

Sep 1989 - May 1990

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Sep 1985 - May 1989

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Arts)

Jan 1985 - May 1989

Areas of Specialization