Michael C. Pope, AIA
Daily interactions with the built environment are common to each person across the world, from architecture’s primitive function to its most lavish aesthetic. I am from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and began to notice very early in my life that thoughtful design solutions, even very small ones, can often produce dramatic results. In my own work, I strive to create relevant, beautiful and memorable experiences that enrich people’s lives.
I began work as an intern for Marlon Blackwell Architect my freshman year of architecture school, and was hired full time after graduating from the Fay Jones School of Architecture in 2009. During my time with the firm, I was the project manager for the Crystal Bridges Museum Store project in Bentonville, Arkansas, and also worked on the Vol Walker renovation and addition, Montessori School, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Visitors Pavilion. In 2012, I left Marlon’s firm to join Nielsen Architecture, where I completed my ARE exams and received my architecture license. I also gained experience working for national and international clients such as Walmart, Unilever and MARS while employed by Nielsen, and learned about the unique challenges of designing large workplace environments.
I joined Modus Studio in April of 2014 and have found this to be an energetic and talented group of people who are passionate about the craft of architecture. I joined Modus Studio because of their willingness to test and experiment with new ideas and know that I will be challenged professionally by this creative team.