Michael White is the Principal Architect for the Northampton Survival Center Renovation and recently completed the complete interior renovation of a new medical center for dermatology in Northampton, MA. Mr. White has more than 40 years of experience in construction and design throughout the United States and spent fourteen years as a general contractor prior to entering architecture. Mr. White is the founder and president of Hinck-White Builders, a restoration and construction firm in the Midwest.
Mr. White brought a valuable hands-on approach to design to the Stein Partnership, where he worked as an associate for nine years. He was a principal in the successor firm, Stein White Nelligan Architects, and a founder and partner of Nelligan White Architects. In his practice, Mr. White emphasizes in-depth understanding of modern and traditional construction methods. Extensive study of building systems, attention to appropriate materials, and precise detailing further informs his work.
Mr. White was an integral member of the architectural team responsible for the historic preservation and restoration of Shepard Hall and Great Hall at City College, NYC. This project involved the removal and replacement of 65,000 pieces of deteriorated Gothic revival terra-cotta with new replicas comprised of thin–shell glass fiber–reinforced concrete, as well as the as refurbishment of twelve sixty-foot stained glass windows, extensive repair of the elaborate decorative plaster and woodwork, and a newly designed limestone floor. This interior renovation received the Lucy G. Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Mr. White received the George and Mary Pyne Historic Preservation Award for his work in historic Durham, North Carolina where he completed a sensitive reconfiguration of a single family residence built in the arts and crafts style. He has served on the Boards of Directors for Northampton Center for the Arts and the Northampton Survival Center. Mr. Michael White completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Iowa and his undergraduate studies at Hartwick College.