Michael is a clinical professor and director of the University of Texas-Arlington’s urban think-tank, The Center for Metropolitan Density. His research is focused on strategic industry clusters, demographic shift, and high-density residential and workplace formats. Michael also heads a UTA advanced design studio, testing financial feasibility for large-scale urban infill with an emphasis on creating tax revenues, from which tax increment financing can offset infrastructure costs. As president of Halcyon LTD, he advises cities on urban mixed-use projects and re-use scenarios for under-utilized sites. He is a former board member of AIA Dallas, and a former president of the Connecticut Society of Architects.