Mitscher & Associates Architects ( M&AA ) was established in 2008 and now has two full time employee’s.
Michael E. Mitscher | AIA | NCARB
Michael started his firm by moonlighting and working out of his home office for many years. Eventually Michael went out on his own full time and began working closely with developers and contractors, creating a design build firm. His Architectural projects include: Retail Development, Healthcare facilities, Residential and large Commercial projects.
As a licensed Architect with over twenty years of Architectural experience, Michael brings a multitude of experience to the table. His experience ranges from Custom residential design, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, corporate, commercial, retail, civic, construction and developing.
In his off time, you can find him creating music, enjoying photography, watching his kids play soccer and contributing to his community as the President of the Blanchard Lions club and a board member for the Blanchard Education Foundation.
Architecture stems from the need of function. Throughout history structures have been built with a purpose; shelters to protect us from the elements, places to worship, places to conduct business, places for education and gathering for entertainment.
During these times of creating structures for functional purposes, Architects also had a desire to be expressive and fuse the arts with functional needs. Hence the phrase was born, Form Follows Function. Once an Architect understands the functional need of a project, then the fun begins with bringing a project to life with artistic expressive aesthetics.
The creativity on a project is not just defined by form and function. Architects have always combined the knowledge of sustainability and the natural environment. Architects for centuries have designed their spaces and buildings to embrace what is naturally given to us from the Father. Architects have designed to embrace the warmth of the sun in the winter, angle buildings to capture natural light without taking on the direct heat gain from the sun, created open spaces to capture the winds for cooling and collect water for multiple uses on a site.
While Architects love to be creative, we must not forget the importance of the functional need of a client. If we create only one or the other, then we have failed in our obligation to be true Architects.
Only when we have blended the two carefully together, does the true harmony and purity of architecture shine.
Here at M&AA:
We Listen to our clients needs….
We strive to create beautiful projects for our clients……
We provide Architectural knowledge and expertise as a trusted adviser before and after their experience of designing and constructing a new building.
Jamey Loux | Associate AIA | LEED
I joined M&AA in 2017 because I know the future here is bright. Having known and worked with Mike for many years I knew I wanted to a part of this exciting endeavor and look forward each day to the knew challenges that await. Everyday has been an opportunity to learn something new and I continue to grow in my role and skills as an integral part of the firm. There is every opportunity to become more than I thought I could be.