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Michael W. Bischoff AIA, LEED AP

Michael Bischoff joined Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1992 and became a partner in 2009, bringing an architectural vision informed by dedication to the craft of building and commitment to environmental responsibility.

Mr. Bischoff was an early proponent of sustainable strategies, an interest developed early in his career in conjunction with his work on the pioneering American Association for the Advancement of Science headquarters, the first building in Washington DC to be certified LEED Platinum EB, and the ABN AMRO Bank Head office in Amsterdam, named one of the AIA Top Ten Green Buildings of 2001. He has continued to guide the firm’s sustainable design initiatives, from integration of analytical tools within the design process to PCF&P’s participation in the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Much of Mr. Bischoff’s practice has focused on the creation of meaningful and lasting campus environments for institutional, university, and corporate clients. He has served as a lead designer for projects ranging from banking headquarters and corporate campuses in Kansas City, Amsterdam, and Orange County to research centers at Drexel University and Virginia Tech and Butler College Dormitories at Princeton. With broad leadership experience on significant large-scale projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Mr. Bischoff directs the firm’s ongoing efforts in India, which include the World Towers residential complex in central Mumbai, recipient of a Green Good Design Award; One Lodha Place, the city’s first Class A office tower, in progress nearby; and the Goldman Sachs headquarters in Bangalore, a 21-acre, LEED Platinum–designed office campus.

A native Californian, Mr. Bischoff has also played a central role in many of the firm’s West Coast projects, beginning in 1999 with the Capital Group Companies Orange County Campus in Irvine. He has served as a lead designer and partner-in-charge for numerous California projects, including recently completed headquarters and investment office buildings at Newport Center and Irvine Spectrum Center, One La Jolla Center, and Santa Clara Square in Silicon Valley. His design for the Landmark, a mixed-use development incorporating a hotel, office building, and public spaces, is set to rise in the rapidly developing neighborhood along Irvine’s MacArthur Boulevard. He is currently leading the design for an expansion of UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles.

In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Bischoff maintains an active role within the academic community and has served as a design critic at Harvard, Princeton, Parsons School of Design, and the City College of New York.

Education

Harvard Graduate School of Design
MArch 1988

University of California at Berkeley
BArch 1984

Professional Experience

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Partner 2009–
1992

Rafael Moneo, Architects, Madrid
1990–92

SOM, San Francisco
1988–90