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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, ranging 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 was a lead designer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, research centers at Drexel University and Virginia Tech, and Butler College dormitories at Princeton. He is currently designing an expansion of UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles.

A native Californian, Mr. Bischoff has 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 Vanir Tower was recently profiled as one of 2016’s “Designs Within Reach,” poised to reshape downtown Sacramento.

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