Professional Bio


Michael Hadley Logo blackMichael Hadley is a Senior Architect, specializing in architectural, electrical, mechanical, civil and planning engineering. He has over 15 years of professional experience in governmental, corporate, institutional, and high technology. As a lead project architect and CAD administrator, he has managed several multi-discipline projects.

Mike graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration (2006). During his studies at UNC, he worked as an architectural intern for Millennium 3 Design Group. He also mentored design students for former governor Harvey Gantt’s firm. Mike began his professional career at Michael Baker International in Alexandria, VA. There he established skill sets in proposal and conceptual design, construction documentation, and more. Throughout his career, Mike has grown to love the various aspects of architecture and believes the profession points to a fundamental life lesson;

“True success begins with the right foundation.”Michael Hadley

Fun Facts:

Mike has a passion for percussion instruments and is a talented bassist and drummer. He also enjoys mentoring youth in his local community and most of all, spending time with his family.  

Favorite:

Architects: Mies Vandero, Tadao Ando and Le Corbeau
Movie: The Matrix
Book: The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Illustration
  • NCARB
Adobe CC, Archibus, Tririga, AutoCAD,
Revit, Visio, Bluebleam
“…He most often has been the “glue” that holds project team members and project goals together. Especially when critical deadlines and working relationships at times could be challenging. He is a confident architectural professional that lets his personality and multi-talents speak for him; talents such as design, trustworthiness, great attitude, innovation, and leadership that exudes passion for his craft and for the people that he works with…”
- Emmanuel A., MBA-PM, BArch, Sr. Project Manager, Carolina HealthCare System

WORK EXPERIENCE

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. As a senior architect ll, Michael was responsible for the Purple Line Transit Constructors project. His work involved dove tailing proposed design solutions for metro rail into existing contextual site information. He also coordinated elevator locations and design build contractor issues.

Fast Facts:

  • The world’s 11th largest global design firm (ENR 2016)
  • The 15th largest international design firm (ENR 2016)
  • Fourth largest engineering and architectural consultancy in Europe (Svenska Teknik & Designföretagen Sector Review 2015)
  • One of the top 10 firms in the Middle East and the United States (ENR 2016)
  • UK’s largest engineering consultancy (NCE Consultants File 2015).

Michael Baker is an international Architectural Engineering firm. Michael Hadley gained extensive experience as an architectural professional throughout his 10 years at Baker. His organizational Management and Site Planning responsibilities included complex operations, million-dollar budgets, compliance with corporate rebranding, and multiple ADA compliance upgrade design projects.  He also regulated quality assurance, development management planning, basis of design reports, Risk assessment, internal audits and project performance reviews.

Michaels Apprenticeship began at Millennium 3 Design Group.  Responsibilities included executing fee proposals, analysis reports, review of design concepts, drawings, and correspondence to design comments with sub-consultants. He also controlled the development of graphics, drawings, and presentation development for multiple planning project to assist cost estimators.

Accomplishments:

  • Assisted with managing and designing a private 250,000 residence,
  • Two 8.5M dollar Elementary schools
  • Two 4M dollar church designs for single-story and multi-story future additions.
  • Utilized software platforms: Autodesk AutoCAD R2002- R2015 Autodesk, AutoCAD MEP- R2014, Autodesk BIM Revit R2012- R2015. 

Full Resume and References Available Upon Request

“Michael is always enthusiastic, regardless of what task he’s working on. He is eager to learn and often finds alternative ways to solve problems. He always steps up to challenges and follows through to make sure his work is accomplished on time and in a professional manner.”
- Peter S., Studio Director, A.I.A, MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL

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