MICHAEL VERGASON, FASLA, FAAR, has over 30 years of experience in creating memorable places in both the public and the private sectors. He founded Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, Ltd. in 1987, and as the lead design principal is deeply involved in all projects. His sketch work is an essential component of his design process, defining and enlivening the MVLA studio.
He is responsible for numerous projects that show a particular sensitivity to site and context, careful consideration of historic significance, and a distinctly contemporary vision. His ability to balance the natural characteristics of the site with the demands of the architectural program is an outgrowth of his background in both architecture and landscape architecture. He also stresses the importance of a collaborative design process with architects and clients, resulting in seamless compositions without distinction between design disciplines.
He has lectured at numerous institutions including the University of Virginia, Harvard University, and Dumbarton Oaks. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia.