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, Senior Partner and Design Principal at The Architectural Team, Inc. has directed the design of a wide range of developments across the hospitality, recreation, residential, mixed-use and commercial sectors. Over more than thirty years of building design, urban design and master planning experience, his work has been honored with awards from numerous 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 waterfront developments, urban infill towers, medical campus master planning, and luxury urban hotel projects.

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, the State Designer Selection Board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a trustee of the Boston Architectural College. Michael is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Planning.



    • 2016 Preservation Achievement Award
      Boston Preservation Alliance
    • 2016 Reconstruction Awards | Silver Winner
      Building Design + Construction
    • 2015 Golden Hammer Award
      Habitat for Humanity
    • 2015 Senior Living by Design Award
    • 2012 Paul E. Tsongas Award
      Preservation Massachusetts


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