Michael Southard

Phone:

704.374.0916 x2522

Email:

Starting year in industry:

2014

Starting year at Neighboring:

2021

Education:

Master of Architecture, North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Appalachian State University

Credentials:

AIA Associate

Registration(s):

NC #38116553

Affiliations:

AIA, USGBC

A Bit About

Michael Southard

As a designer, Michael is inspired by places that connect people, celebrates landscape, and adds meaning to our built environment. He has worked across a variety of scales and typologies, including cultural, education, aviation, civic, urban design, office, mixed-use, single family, and multi-family. Being a project type agnostic, Michael strives to find the thing that makes a project special and developing it. He treats every project as a unique project that deserves to be explored with curiosity and rigor.

Michael holds a Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Appalachian State University. He has won several awards including an AIA award for urban infill and a USGBC award for reusable small structures.

Michael loves learning about food, playing games, traveling, teaching, and making stuff.

If Michael wasn’t a designer at Neighboring Concepts, he would be running a small boutique lodge on the Mediterranean coast – cooking the food, growing the vegetables, repairing the doors.

Family:

Michael + Zoe (partner) + Tomas (dog) + Jungle (houseplants)