March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Michael Hayes 2016


  • Title: Principal & Studio Director
  • Company: TPG Architecture
  • Location: 31 Penn Plaza, 132 West 31st Street, Floor 5, New York, NY 10001
  • Birthplace: Johnson City, TN

Education: Bachelor of Architecture University of Tennessee; Certificate of Small Business Management NYU

First job: Summer intern program at Beeson, Lusk, and Jones Architecture in Johnson City, TN

First job after graduating: Hillier Group in Princeton, N.J.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage a corporate studio of about 30, and am the partner in charge of sustainable design initiatives. I plan to continue in this role.

How do you unwind from a busy day at the office? Cooking dinner, reading, or watching a movie.

Favorite book or author: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Favorite movie: All of the Alfred Hitchcock classics

Last song you purchased/downloaded? The Best of Amalia Rodrigues (famous Portuguese Fado singer)

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative 

Rules to live by in business: Always be the consummate professional and treat everyone with respect.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Lloyd Wright at The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo

What is your dream job? My current job at TPG (for the past 31 years