Michael Farewell is the founder and lead designer of Farewell Architects LLC. His completed projects number over 100, and include concert halls, museums, schools and university buildings. Selected awards include an American Architecture Award, 20 State AIA awards, and recognition for theater design from the USITT. The work has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Progressive Architecture, The New York Times Magazine, and Lighthouse News. Mr. Farewell has degrees from Yale and the School of Architecture, Princeton University, and has taught at NJIT and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.
Michael Farewell’s practice has always centered on environmental issues. Topographic and geological conditions have been thematic points of inspiration, and broader environmental concerns have informed the design of an architectural language that seeks a poetics of place. The Willow School of 2001, LEED gold certified, was called the “greenest school in America” at its completion by eco-structure Magazine. The Health, Wellness & Nutrition Center at the School has achieved Living Building Challenge as well as LEED platinum certification. The Stony Brook Millstone Environmental Center, site of the last East Coast Green conference in 2017, received LEED platinum certification.