Michael E. Liu

The highest compliment in business is referring new business. Michael makes that easy for me to do - he's a well-respected designer, talented and insightful collaborator and fun to work with. Teamwork makes everything possible. Michael is a valuable partner, and a pleasure to work with.
Mahmood Malihi, Executive Vice President, Leggat McCall Properties

Michael Liu, as Vice President and Principal, is responsible for overseeing the firm’s design and recruitment efforts. With more than 30 years of professional design and masterplanning experience, he holds registrations in nine states and has been a registered architect in Massachusetts since 1984.

Michael has directed the design of a wide range of developments across the hospitality, recreation, residential, mixed use and commercial sectors. His design work has been honored with awards from notable professional and trade associations, including the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission, among others. Michael’s recent work includes Battery Wharf, 375 Newbury Street, Lovejoy Wharf, The Kensington, the master plan for the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 40 Trinity Place, a five-star hotel and condominium tower in Copley Square, as well as Clippership Wharf, a 500-unit waterfront community on Boston Harbor in East Boston.

Actively committed to professional and community service, Michael has served on the Board of Directors of Bay Cove Human Services, as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, and the State Designer Selection Board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Michael is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture and Planning.



    • Golden Hammer Award
      Habitat for Humanity


    • American Institute of Architects
    • Boston Society of Architects
    • Historic Massachusetts
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • U.S Green Building Council