Michael Thrailkill AIA NCARB CSI-CDT LEED AP
"The construction process begins with people who are not aware of your vision; they gain insight and understand your design intent only through the quality of your documentation. Clear and precise communication is the means to ensure your design intent is known, understood and executed to completion."
Michael is a licensed architect in Oregon and Florida, with 25 years working in architecture practices. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a Certified Documents Technologist (CDT) with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Michael was an invited participant at the AIA Young Architects Forum's Practice Innovation Lab in Washington, D.C. in October 2017, working in a group of 60 emerging professionals, architecture leaders and entrepreneurs to envision the design practice of tomorrow. [website]
"I believe design is more than the creation of an idea; it is the realization of that idea through clear and concise communication, and ultimately measured by the functionality of the final building for the users."
David Morris RA is an experienced project architect, architectural detailer, and construction administrator, with 12 years working in architecture practices. He worked for several years at Yost Grube Hall Architecture, including working with Michael as a specifications coordinator there. David came to m.thrailkill.architects following a construction administration role at TVA Architects. David is a licensed architect in Oregon.
(Since March 2016)
McKenzie Baird is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the School of Architecture at Portland State University. She provides documentation and editing support for our specifications work, collaborating closely with several of our clients' design teams, to gain a broader knowledge of the architectural design process.
(Since October 2015)
Dennet Latham AIA CSI-CDT joined our firm to provide his career-long experience with specification writing, as well as helping incorporate our past project information, products and systems into our baseline specifications database. Previously, Dennet practiced architecture at CH2M (now Jacobs) and SRG Partnership. Dennet is a licensed architect in Oregon.
(Since September 2016)
Kat Leavitt is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the School of Architecture at Portland State University. She provides documentation and editing support for our specifications work and research in support of our clients' projects, as well as working on our transition to e-SPECS specification writing software.
(Since April 2017)
Adam Snow is a Bachelor of Arts graduate of the of the School of Architecture at Portland State University. He provides documentation and editing support for our specifications work as well as supporting our administrative needs, providing client management and logistic support as needed. (Since August 2017)
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