2019-10-23 Michael Sørensen
From Daniel Dugan on October 24th, 2019
Michael joined Henning Larsen’s Copenhagen office in 2006, became partner in 2016, and now leads the firm’s office in New York City. Michael’s design approach is rooted in a collaborative process and an attention to creating dynamic spaces for people to work, learn, and play. His broad portfolio features special competencies in cultural venues, higher education and research facilities, headquarters and commercial offices, civic projects, and mixed-use masterplans. His ability to distill complex project parameters and transform them into conceptual drivers is centered in the belief that architecture is about creating spaces that foster human interaction and well-being. Having delivered award-winning projects in Scandinavia, Europe, and the Middle East, Michael now spearheads Henning Larsens New York Office and the firm’s projects in the United States and Canada. Recent experience includes East Harbour Masterplan—the largest commercial project currently planned in Canada; the Etobicoke Civic Center in Toronto; 202 Jarvis—a mixed use retail, student residence, and STEM building for Ryerson University in Toronto; the New Public Service Building in Minneapolis; and the College of Business at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Michael grew up in Johannesburg and Copenhagen, and received his Masters degree in Architecture from Aarhus University in Denmark. In 2016, he was appointed to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Society of Artists, and is a member of Van Alen Institute’s International Council.