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Principal, Design Director

Mike Breclaw

Mike is a seasoned architect boasting over 35 years of design and leadership experience across diverse planning and building projects. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated expertise in planning and executing diverse projects, including large-scale mixed-use and retail developments, multi-family housing projects ranging from townhomes to high-rises, and institutional buildings.

Mike heavily concentrates on design directives that affect all projects, ensuring that each one meets the highest standards of functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. His ability to understand and address the unique challenges of various locations allows him to create spaces that not only meet the needs of today but also anticipate the needs of tomorrow.

As a project and design leader, Mike excels in collaboratively guiding teams through the entire design process to deliver unmatched creative solutions to our clients. From identifying conceptual challenges in programming, site selection, and budgeting to navigating the complexities of system integration, detailing, value engineering, and construction, Mike ensures projects are executed to the highest standards.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mike is an avid cook, gardener, cyclist, and enjoys tackling home renovation projects in his spare time.


Master of Architecture, Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Wabash College


LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council


AIA Chicago Chapter
Illinois USGBC
Lambda Alpha International


8 Years @ FitzGerald

41 Years @ Total