Michael Tyre

President-Elect, Design Director

Michael Tyre is the firm’s Director of Design, and Design Principal in Amenta Emma’s Academic Studio where he guides colleagues and clients in a collaborative partnership toward a shared vision of design excellence.

Since joining the firm in 2015, he has applied a research-based approach to creating solutions that balance vision, design, and budget. He is particularly proud of a project at Quinnipiac University where the studio employed bold design and vision to successfully reimagine an off-campus Victorian house as the school’s Office of Brand Strategy.

“Every project offers a unique set of objectives, voices, and constraints that require imagination and skill to negotiate,” Michael says. “That journey – the exploration of ideas, forms, and limitations that shape architecture – keeps me curious and engaged in what I do each day.”

Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida and his Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He has served on the AIA Connecticut Board of Directors and Design Board. Michael is an active member of the Society for College & University Planning and has presented at several SCUP conferences and related professional events.