History & Philosophy
The passion behind every one of our projects is the desire to enhance lives through the art of architecture and create beautiful things. Timeless values of architecture such as site, scale, natural light, purpose and discovery remain present in every commission and are an opportunity to tell a story. Modern architecture and new technologies offer tools to answer these values and create new ones such as sustainability, openness, emotional intelligence and social responsibility.
Our passion for aesthetics drove us to found Michiels & Partners (MAP), a Washington, DC based firm. The founding partners brought a wealth of knowledge in real-estate growth, architecture, design, communication and business practice.
Our practice is a woman-owned firm presenting an eclectic array of projects. Our work reflects a remarkable commitment to form, function, materials, nature and natural light. We seek to create a sensuous experience through spatial harmony, openness and clarity. Our goal is to create a sense of belonging where a new building becomes part of the story of its community and contributes to its beauty. We seek to engage people and bring them together to experience the art of architecture.