Michael Jen


Michael's passion is building relationships. He believes that architecture is about mediating relationships: between drawings and a building, buildings and the city, cities and their climate. But more importantly, architecture requires close attention to the relationships between the people who are designing, constructing, and living in the built environment. Whether spatial, symbolic, or personal, Michael enjoys building relationships through architecture.
Michael Jen

More About Michael

Professional Experience

AMDG Architects, Incorporated
Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 2016 – Present – Architect
April 2008 – August 2009 – Intern Architect
2003 – 2007 – Summer Intern

Integrated Architecture
Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 2015 – May 2016
Design Architect

RMA Architects 
Boston, Massachusetts
June 2013 – August 2015
Project Architect/ Associate


Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Master in Architecture, 2013

University of Michigan 
College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2008

Registrations, Certifications, Awards, Distinctions

Registered Architect – State of Michigan
Registered Architect – Commonwealth of Massachusetts
National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards Certification
Workplay Design Competition – First Prize

Interests and Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Urban Sketching
  • Graphic Design
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Spending time with family

Fun Fact!

Michael has traveled to five continents and has worked as a designer on buildings, exhibitions, and publications in six.