Michael Perry AIA, LEED AP

Principal, Universal Design


  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, University of Michigan
  • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan


  • Registered Architect in MI, MT, WY, IA, NV, NM, ND, RI, SD, VT, NC, SC, AL, KS, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
mike perry profile, progressive ae

As executive vice president and member of the Progressive AE board of directors, Michael is an active and engaged leader with genuine passion for the firm’s rich history and bright future. Mike’s responsibilities are centered on principal level leadership to clients, driving new business innovation activities, providing strategic advice across projects and team-wide guidance. He also leads the firm wide Universal Design consulting practice and oversee firm-wide risk management.

Mike believes that “the built environment is a strategy”​ for an organization to achieve their business and aspirational goals. Mike has led clients and diverse teams for a variety of building types including wellness, corporate workplace, educational and community based organizations. His passion with Universal Design is centered on designing spaces where everyone is given what they need to succeed by eliminating physical and social barriers allowing individuals and teams with diverse abilities to flourish. Mike enjoys discovering and implementing high level strategies and measuring the results that inform continuous improvement.

Mike has been involved in projects implementing Universal Design strategies such as Merck & Company on a global scale, the Mary Free Bed YMCA, and Syracuse University. He has helped public and private organizations understand the concept of Universal Design and how it can help in the success of their overall diversity and inclusion goals. Mike continues to actively write and speak on the topic of Universal Design and has enjoyed presenting at Zero Project 2018 in Austria, the US Access Board in Washington DC, the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and the Inclusion Summit in San Antonio, Disability In conference in Chicago and most recently at SRAPPA.

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