With over 30 years of industry experience, Mike has always been a strong proponent of collaborative project delivery methods and technologies, especially for the complex industrial projects in which he specializes. As Executive Vice President, he serves as principal on some of Ghafari’s biggest manufacturing-sector projects and manages client relationships along with new business development opportunities.
Mike’s extensive portfolio includes a number of groundbreaking design-build projects in the industrial space that employed cutting-edge technologies to achieve significant cost and time savings. A leading advocate of collaborative delivery systems, he has lectured on the topic at a variety of industry forums and events.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in architecture from Lawrence Technological University. An active and longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects, he is the 2016 President of AIA Michigan and serves as a director of the AIA Detroit Chapter. He is also affiliated with the Design-Build Institute of America and the Engineering Society of Detroit. A committed educator, he regularly mentors Ghafari’s junior team members as well as students at the University of Michigan and his alma mater Lawrence Tech.