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Michael Wolfson

Michael Wolfson

Michael Wolfson

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Washington University in St. Louis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Michael Wolfson is currently Director of Distance M.Arch Thesis. He has taught advanced level architectural design studios and advised thesis students for the past 15 years. In the Distance Program, in addition to directing the thesis program, he teaches the Graduate Research and Writing course which is a foundation core class utilized to teach the basic skills that each student needs to master in the thesis curriculum.

Prior to being Director of thesis, Mike was a Senior Project Manager at Mostue & Associates (now Davis Square Associates) working on affordable housing and historic preservation. As a practitioner, he has brought his expertise in community development and housing to the forefront of his architectural work. Some examples of his projects are Amory Residences, a 64 unit three-building community and the Education Center for the First Church in Roxbury, an historically sensitive addition to the oldest standing Church in Boston.

He is currently serving on the Board of the MetroWest Collaborative Developers an affordable housing developer, has chaired renovation committees, and serves on the planning and development committee of WATCH CDC. Mike is a trained facilitator who brings an architectural sensibility to engaging people in community process. He is keenly interested in how graphics convey space and how we learn by doing.