Michael Swartz is a Principal with David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS). He has been with the firm since 1982 and focuses on much of the firm’s planning and mixed-use work along with civic and institutional projects. Some of his notable planning projects include master planning for downtown Fort Worth, Southlake Town Square, Duke Central Campus masterplan, West Village in Dallas and Alpharetta, Georgia’s City Center masterplan.
Mr. Swartz’s completed building projects include: Yale University Class of 1954 Environmental Science Center, the Tarrant County Family Law Center in Fort Worth, TX, Ed Smith Stadium and Spring Training Complex in Sarasota, FL (for the Baltimore Orioles), Alpharetta City Hall, and The Woodley and 13|U apartment buildings in Washington, DC.
His professional memberships include The Congress for New Urbanism, the Urban Land Institute, and American Institute of Architects. Mr. Swartz is also a LEED accredited professional. On numerous occasions he has been a presenter and panel participant for the Urban Land Institute’s Mixed-Use conferences. Mr. Swartz also volunteers as a mentor for ULI’s Young Leaders Group and has served as a visiting critic at the University of Maryland and the University of Miami. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Michael is a bit of a workaholic, but when he does manage to put his pencil down he can be found renovating his house (the one project he has managed that continues to elude all schedules), participating in volunteer activities in the community, doing pro-bono architecture for all his friends, or out and about with sketch pad and camera documenting the good, the bad and the ugly of the man-made world.
Favorite movie: Dr. Strangelove; Favorite book: A Confederacy of Dunces; Least favorite activity: Sleep