Mike Smith

Partner, Principal California

Mike is the project principal heading up our Schuchart/Dow California team. With 35 years of experience in the field of architecture and a passion for great design, Mike specializes in delivering complex and challenging projects.

Prior to joining Schuchart/Dow, Mike was the architect responsible for planning and designing the country’s first Gold LEED rated hospital and served as CEO of Mahlum Architects with offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Guided by his passion for bringing inspirational architecture and environmentally sustainable design to life, Mike joined Schuchart/Dow in 2011. He has built residences in Sun Valley, Hawaii and California.  He advocates for quality, transparency and a shared understanding of project constraints. His mission is to help clients and architects make their visions real effectively and efficiently.