Bachelor of Architecture, 1988
Michael Ward contributes more than 25 years of experience in architectural design, interior design, and master planning. He is a LEED Accredited Professional & Member of Middle Tennessee Chapter of the USGBC (US Green Building Council).
Michael’s interest in architecture began as a small boy. In fact, his parents recently brought him a box full of drawing pads of house plans that he drew before he was a teenager. At 17 he became an intern with the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Planning Department constructing models of proposed downtown city projects.
Auburn University provided the right training ground to hone his skills, and Michael brought them to Nashville in 1986 after a spring/summer study tour of European architecture.
After a few internships and nearly 10 years at Hastings Architecture Associates, Michael joined Allard Architects in 1998, and became a partner in 2000.
Recent projects include Casa Azafran, Forrest Hills City Hall, Downtown YMCA renovation, Currey Ingram Academy master planning and design, Vanderbilt University Studio Arts Building and Cohen Fine Arts Building, Cherokee Crossing Development, and numerous residential projects large and small.
Michael’s work has been published in Better Homes and Gardens, Additions, Remodeling Ideas, and the Nashville Scene and has received numerous awards over the years.
In addition to his professional work, Michael volunteers for charitable organizations including Conexion Americas and Nashville Cares. In 2010 he received the Legacy Award from the Human Rights Campaign.