Mike Hill holds a Doctorate of Architecture with studies in Urban Regional Planning, and brings over 13 years of experience and strategic thinking to Gensler Newport Beach where he leads their Design Resilience group in Architectural and Planning design. His experience includes a variety of practice areas and project types, with resort master-planning and design, aviation and transportation, executive lounge space and retail to name a few.
Mike has performed extensive research focused on Hurricane Resilient Design for Multifamily High-rises on the South Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. As a graduate research assistant, his duties included developing educational courses on disaster mitigation for FEMA, including HURRIPLAN – a design course that looks at an interdisciplinary approach to design hurricane resilient shelters.
Winner of multiple planning awards, Mike’s portfolio includes an APA Outstanding Achievement Award, and he has been the subject matter expert on the AIA National’s Resilience Education Working Group which focuses on developing resilience courses for architects.
In his free time, Mike surfs and spends time with his family.