Michael Flath, AIA


Michael joined Dirk Denison Architects in 2004 and became a principal in 2011. For the firm, Michael has headed several large residential projects, as well as the award winning L2O Restaurant and the mid-rise Culver House Development project here in Chicago.

After starting his pursuit in the fine arts, Michael made an early decision to switch gears and focus on architecture at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, graduating with a Bachelor in Architectural Science with a Certificate in Urban Planning. In 1996, he returned from his studies abroad to finish his thesis project on a regional Transportation Interchange and earned his Masters in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

After graduation, Michael moved to New York City joining the international office of Kohn Pedersen Fox & Associates (KPF). He worked on large mega-scaled projects along the Pacific Rim, including in the Philippines, Japan and China. He was an integral member of the design team for the Philadelphia International Terminal, from the beginning through operation before moving back to Chicago in Fall of 2003.

Michael and his wife, who is also an architect, enjoy slowing down to share their love of the arts, the excitement of city living, and just “chilling” with their toddler aged daughter.