Michael Mueller joined ABA in 2015 as a Senior Architect and was promoted to Associate in 2017. Prior to joining ABA Michael was Associate Partner at Foster + Partners where his responsibilities included developing design concepts and technical strategies for a worldwide array of projects, ranging from a series of five, cubical arts and crafts museums to a 1km long airport terminal. He gained extensive and valuable experience in running projects with international clients and collaborating architects/engineers in Sweden, Morocco, the Middle East and China, giving him expertise in successful long distance collaborations at various project stages.
Michael is Project Architect and Contract Administrator responsible for the Completion Stages of Exeter College Cohen Quad, a £28M, 65,000ft2 building that expands Exeter College’s 700 year old campus in the heart of Oxford. He provides technical oversight across all projects within the office and is currently responsible for delivering two competition-winning residential projects for 260 dwellings for the University of Cambridge masterplan in North West Cambridge.
Since joining Alison Brooks Architects Michael has led also a competition-winning high-density residential project in central London, a 740 acre regeneration masterplan for the Peabody Trust and designs for a Higher Education campus in Kronach, Germany, comprising teaching facilities, social spaces, accommodation for 200 students and sports facilities.
In Germany Michael worked for Lederer + Ragnarsdóttir + Oei in Stuttgart as package leader for the 900 and 500-seat Hessian State Theatre in Darmstadt. Nominated for the 2006 Mies van der Rohe Award, this project transformed a functionalist icon into a contemporary performance venue. The project included the design of the city’s major civic space, Georg Büchner Plaza. He was involved from design stages to completion. He has site experience in both new construction and sensitive refurbishment.