Instructor of Design
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Michael is a cofounder/owner of local design and fabrication firm GoodWood NOLA. GoodWood is a Bywater-based design+build firm specializing in commercial design with a strong focus in mixed-media furniture fabrication, woodworking, and metalworking.
In the last year, GoodWood has become an integral part of New Orlean’s design culture and continues to be an impactful member of the community. In 2016, GoodWood was ranked as one of the five most sustainable new businesses in New Orleans by LifeCity using roughly 80% recycled and reclaimed materials, eco-friendly paints and varnishes, and consistently donating their services to organizations like the John Besh Foundation, Junior League of New Orleans, Camp Tiger Foundation, The Sci Academy, and Burnell’s Lower Ninth Ward Market, GoodWood is putting all their efforts into sustainably rebuilding a beautiful and functional New Orleans.
Notable projects and clients: District Donuts, Dirty Coast, Besh Restaurant Group, Restaurant Sylvain, New Orleans Boulder Lounge, StoneFree, Chateau Sew & Sew, Restaurant Des Familles, Catahoula Hotel, Paris Parker Salons.