Michael Purtill is a Principal at Tate Snyder Kimsey. He is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional with expertise in the design, coordination and project management of sustainable buildings. Mike strives to understand the synergies between the building, the systems and the place unique to each building type and client. Mike’s design philosophy and approach is in line with the TSK belief that buildings should be designed to work with the natural environment. Each project that Mike embarks on is crafted to be sustainable, high performance, and climatically responsive, whether seeking LEED certification or not. Mike leads the inter-office effort to incorporate tools and processes for envelope and energy analysis into the design process in order to support the goal of reducing carbon emissions from buildings and meet the tenets of the AIA adopted 2030 Challenge. Mike received the AIA Nevada Young Architect Citation in 2005. This award honors individuals at an early stage of their career who have shown exceptional leadership in design, education and service to the profession.

He also serves on the State of Nevada’s Clean Energy Sector Council for the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board and the Green Schools Committee for the U.S Green Building Council’s Nevada Chapter.