Michael Larche
Secretary

I have always been the type of person to have ideas and designs floating in my head, whether architectural or graphic designs. As the Secretary of NOMA PGH, I have the opportunity to use some of those ideas to help enhance the graphic representation of the chapter. I mainly focus on assisting with the day-to-day operations and ensure the chapter is notified of all events, opportunities, and other happenings inside the organization.

Something About Me

Michael is an emerging architecture professional from New Orleans, Louisiana. After losing his home in Hurricane Katrina, Michael walked the architecture route as a way to redesign and help rebuild the city of New Orleans after the devastation. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture at Tuskegee University and graduated at the top of his architectural class. After graduating, Michael moved to Pittsburgh where he has been working downtown at DRS Architects for the past three and a half years. Most of his architectural design experience resides in healthcare facilities, which has challenged Michael to assess the necessary spatial and visual requirements the client seeks to achieve while enjoying the process of the design.

In his free time, you will most likely find Michael browsing bookstores for interesting reads, designing furniture for his home,
or even cooking with light jazz playing in the background.

My Goal

My goal has always been to obtain my architectural license and further become a role model for underrepresented children who look like me. I want to make sure that by the time I leave this professional space, it is a bit more diverse and equitable for the generation to come.

Education & Certificates

Master of Urban Design (MUD)
2018
Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Architecture – Tuskegee University

OSHA Certified as of 2015

My Skills
Creative Design
Construction Administration
Community Engagement
Adobe Creative Suite
Urban Design