Bates Masi for Lindal
The Lindal Architects Collaborative currently includes six firms and continues to grow as new firms are selected:
- Altus Architecture, Toronto, Ontario
- Bates Masi + Architects, Sag Harbor, New York
- Carney Logan Burke Architects, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- David Vandervort Architects, Seattle, Washington
- The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, Wisconsin
- Marmol Radziner, Los Angeles, California
Architects of modern design and prefab housing producers share a common mission: to provide consumers innovative and resource efficient living environments that respond to time and place. Today, there is no better source of great home design than the burgeoning collaborations between the visionary creators and the innovative producers.
+ Lindal Cedar Homes
Lindal Cedar Homes is the world’s largest provider of quality custom cedar homes. Founded in 1945, there are more than 50,000 Lindal cedar homes—and satisfied homeowners—worldwide. Known around the world for their signature post and beam building system, quality building materials and detailed craftsmanship, their experienced Lindal Cedar Homes dealers will help you each step of the way.
Michael Harris is a MIT graduate with two degrees in architecture. Michael has made it his professional mission to innovate system-built design and the planning process to ensure fulfilling client experiences. Michael spent 31 years at Deck House Inc. working with clients, designing new products, innovating client-centric sales process and marketing, and was involved in the acquisition of a competing brand (Acorn Structures). He led the company as CEO and served on its Board of Directors for 15 years. In 2006, Michael joined Lindal Cedar Homes, working with executives, staff and dealers to build a new strategic plan, then implementing the plan as President and CEO. Today he works as an independent consultant and dealer (testing the efficacy of the plan by” walking the talk”).
While at Lindal, he led the company’s entry into the modern market; forged a collaboration with Dwell Media initiating Lindal’s participation in the Dwell Homes Collection; and created the Lindal Elements program, a new line of on-system designs and process he designed with the company’s creative staff. He brought the iconic industry player to become the first “Green Approved” building system by the NAHB Research Center and the only single family home included in TIME Magazine’s Green Design 100 in 2010.
In addition to selling and consulting, he serves on the Board of Advisors of Blu Homes, writes on the subject of manufactured housing, and enjoys life with his wife Carol, splitting their time between Seattle and their family’s home base in New York City.