Michelle has a deep appreciation for music, architecture, and mathematics which led her to pursue a career in the field of acoustics. Having a strong understanding of how sound interacts with the built environment, Michelle has assisted in the design of a wide range of project types including hospitality, education, residential, military facilities, industrial facilities, and commercial spaces. She has worked on projects throughout the Contiguous United States, Hawaii, Guam, and Japan.
Michelle’s experience prior to working at Kirkegaard laid a firm foundation of the building design process and how to best communicate information to clients. Her personal background in music performance pairs well with the design of performing arts spaces, which she is eager to utilize. She is devoted to creating spaces that maximize the end user experience through the application of acoustic principles.
Do you or have you played a musical instrument? If so, which and why?
Yes! I’ve played the upright bass since I was 12 in classical, jazz, and jam settings. I love the way it sounds from the deep, growly lows to the crispy highs. I think the versatility of the instrument makes it incredibly unique.
Which artist inspires you and why?
Georgia O’Keefe – her paintings have made me look at and appreciate nature in a new way.
What is your favorite weekend getaway?
The nearest secluded campground.