Michael Greene has 40 years of experience in a variety of building types such as office, headquarters, retail, residential, hotel, cultural, academic, research and healthcare facilities. Since joining KPF in 1985, he has worked on a number of the firm’s most complex projects throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As a Managing Principal of the firm, he has been instrumental in shaping KPF’s operational and organizational methodologies.
Michael’s experience in office towers includes oversight throughout all phases of planning, design and construction for the Gannett / USA Today Headquarters in McLean, Virginia, which was honored by the American Institute of Architects prestigious AIA National Chapter Honor Award for Architecture, the Institute’s highest honor.
His recent work in North America includes consulting on the West End expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, an office project for JBG in Washington, D.C., and a residential tower for Cresford Development on Yonge Street in Toronto.
Michael was also Managing Principal for the Samsung Seocho Headquarters complex in Seoul, which contains office, R&D, hotel and retail components surrounding a public plaza. The project’s design was recognized with the MIPIM Asia Awards, Business Centres Category Award (2009).
Michael was responsible for managing several other projects in Asia, including the JR Central Towers & Station in Nagoya, Japan, among the country’s largest towers with office, hotel and transit connection hub, Niaga II, a high-rise office tower in Jakarta, and several towers in China for the Ping An Insurance Company.
A Registered Architect in numerous states, Michael is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He served as a member of the 2010 Nominating Committee for the AIA New York Chapter, and has served several terms on the Chapter’s Finance Committee.
In addition, he has co-chaired the New York Building Congress’ Architects Advisory Committee and has also been a guest speaker for a number of organizations, presenting on topics such as “smart growth” for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Michael is currently serving on the Leaders Council for the College of Design at North Carolina State University.