Michael Hill

Architectural Designer and Design Resilience Leader

Mike Hill is an Associate and Design Resilience Leader with Gensler. He has 13+ years of architectural and planning experience. Before coming to Gensler, he lived and worked in Hawaii where he focused on resort master-planning and design. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Doctorate of Architecture where he wrote his dissertation on Hurricane Resilient Design for Multifamily High-rises on the South Shore of Oahu. While attending the University of Hawaii he was a graduate research assistant at the NDPTC developing courses on disaster mitigation for FEMA, including HURRIPLAN a design course that looks at an interdisciplinary approach to design hurricane resilient shelters. Prior to Hawaii, Mike lived and worked in Utah where he also attended the University of Utah graduating with honors in Urban and Regional Planning. While in Utah, he won a number of awards in planning including an APA Outstanding Achievement Award for his vision planning. Additionally, Mike is a subject matter expert on the AIA National’s Resilience Education Working Group which focuses on developing resilience courses for architects.