When Michele opened the doors to Mullen Heller Architecture with Doug Heller in 2001, the idea was to provide creative solutions to each client’s set of specific needs. That simple guiding tenet is still held dear today. Michele’s ideal collaborative process is one of listening to all participants’ voices, exploring options, and finding the optimum solution for a thriving and enduring space.
Some of Michele’s recently-completed projects involve interface with historical buildings, the urban core, and existing neighborhood nuances. Embracing the challenges of design within an existing architectural fabric connects yesterday to the future. Making great work and play places in our communities, both indoors and outdoors, elevates quality of life and encourages social engagement.
Favorite part of Mullen Heller projects: A beautifully-placed window that brings the outdoors indoors.
The best place in the world to chill out: The front porch of Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn in Fort Worth, Texas.
When not working: Michele puts on her running shoes and hits the road.