Michael ValaAIA, NCARB
Mike Vala graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and from the Boston Architectural College in 2011 with a Master of Architecture Degree. Registered with the state of Ohio and with NCARB, he has been with the firm since 2008.
Mike looks for contextual and efficient solutions to design problems, with the goal of creating dynamic and engaging spaces that are unique to each project. An attention to detail and a sensitivity to a client’s desires fuel his drive to produce superior design solutions in all aspects of construction. Mike takes most pride in providing a team oriented attitude toward project completion.
Mike has experience with general office facilities, higher educational research facilities, and musical rehearsal & performance facilities, as well as both single family and multi-family residential design; his major focus is on K-12 facilities, engaging his enthusiasm for being given the opportunity to help shape the physical learning environment for the children of the communities.
Mike is active in the AIA having helped establish the “Mastering the Business of Architecture” educational lecture series for the local chapter, and recently served as the President of the Columbus Chapter of the AIA in 2020. He currently is a member of the Columbus Center for Architecture and Design Board of Trustees.