Michael joined AMPC in 2008 after designing and managing a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of set, costume and lighting designers. Prior to this he had been assisting established theatre designers as well as his own design work. As a prop maker, Michael worked on a wide range of new productions and revivals, most notably at Glyndebourne Opera House in East Sussex.
At AMPC, Michael has been responsible for developing accommodation briefs, theatre planning, seating layouts and auditorium design. He has also worked on a number of smaller scale feasibility projects for education and performing arts companies. Michael has successfully project managed a number of completed venues through construction including King Edward’s School, Birmingham; Friends House, Euston and ACCA at the University of Sussex. For his Master’s degree in Theatre Consulting, Michael explored the role of set designers, audience and digital technology in live performance as well as valuing the arts in economic and social terms. His final dissertation explored the use of water in performance. Michael takes an active lead on sustainability policies within the office and in wider strategies, informed by industry seminars and in discussion with clients and building engineers.