Michael is an architect and academic with over 15 years experience across a wide array of building types, contexts, and scales.
Michael graduated from The University of Queensland in 1993, and has practiced in a range of offices throughout Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, and Latvia. His most recent experience in Latvia was as director of his own practice, operated in collaboration with Mara Francis from 2001. During this time in private practice, Dickson Francis Architects worked on a variety of projects ranging from major reconstructions of post-Soviet infrastructure through to reconstruction of residences of heritage significance.
Michael has been a lecturer in Architecture at the University of Queensland since 2006. His academic research is focused along four broad themes: design, practice and developing design propositions through built work; design pedagogy and creativity; timber construction and timber resource maximisation; and finally, the confluence between craft and industrial production using CAD and fabrication technologies.