Michael D. Binette

I have worked with Mike for 20 years on many different development projects. His team has consistently provided AvalonBay with excellent design and client service. TAT is attentive to our goals and delivers a cost effective design package on the promised schedule. His designs are creative, practical, timeless and efficient. Mike thinks like an owner.
William McLaughlin, Executive Vice President of Development, AvalonBay

Michael Binette, as Senior Partner and Managing Principal, is involved in all facets of design – from facility space programming, design and planning through construction administration. Since joining the firm in 1982, Mike has been responsible for the master planning, design and construction administration of multifamily, mixed-use and commercial developments.

His award-winning work includes Arlington 360, ranked #1 by Urban Land Institute for the Next Wave of Mixed-Income Housing, and Bourne Mill Apartments, having earned recognition at both the regional and national level by the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, among others. His latest work includes The Sibley Building in Rochester, NY, Fenway Center in Boston, MA and Harbor Place in Haverhill, MA.

Mike currently serves on the Caritas Communities Board of Directors, and the Development Committee for The Neighborhood Developers. He previously served as a Chair on the Housing Committee for Boston Society of Architects, and was a Building Committee Member for the Masconomet Regional School system. Mike is registered in 26 states and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.



    • 2019 Robert H. Kuehn Award
      Preservation Massachusetts
    • 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award
      Urban Land Institute
    • 2018 MFE Award | Mixed Income, Merit
      Multifamily Executive
    • 2017 AHF Readers Choice Award, Finalist
      Affordable Housing Finance
    • 2017 MHN Award | Silver Winner, Affordable
      MultiHousing News
    • 2016 Readers’ Choice Award | Family, Winner
      Affordable Housing Finance
    • 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Award
      Preservation Massachusetts


    • American Institute of Architects
    • Boston Society of Architects
    • NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
    • Urban Land Institute
    • The National Trust for Historic Preservation