After a frustrating experience as being a client looking for a house of her own, Michael found a lack of affordable, well-designed, sustainable alternatives. He decided to do something about it and, back in 2002, founded his own Glidehome Improvement company and began the crusade to create thoughtfully designed, buildings that are eco-friendly but also accessible to most people. Michael as our leader is guiding us through the green design community, and his commitment to sustainable design and living remains constant throughout all of his work.
The work of Glidehome has been widely recognized in publications and broadcasting such as Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, TIME, Money magazine, WIRED, Dwell, Sunset magazine, Architectural Record, Fine Home Building magazine, Residential Architect, NPR, HGTV, Sundance Channel, and many others. Our efforts earned us a place in INC magazine as a leader in the green movement
Our work is currently on display at several museums across the United States. A full-sized replica of the Glidehome is on display as part of the National Building Museum’s Green House exhibit, and the Sunset Breezehouse is currently being featured in a Prefab exhibition at MOCA, Los Angeles. Also we have been included in exhibits at Walker Art Center, Vancouver Art Gallery, Yale Architecture Gallery, and is soon to be part of an exhibit at Virginia Center for Architecture.
Michael has been a key presenter at many conferences including West Coast Green, The Green Construction Conference, USGBC Tampa, Dwell on Design, AIA San Francisco, AIA Minnesota Annual Convention, National Building Museum, Iowa State University, and he was the keynote for the Modular Building Institute’s Green conference. As well is a member of MBI, USGBC, and is on the Advisory Committee for the architecture department at Iowa State University. And has also taught architecture at Woodbury University and Iowa State University.
Besides, promoting, planning, constructing and building eco-friendly and renweable homes, our mission is to update and improve older homes with newer ideas in order for them to answer the test of time.