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Michelle Kinsch Promoted to Principal


An Architect and Project Manager with 15 years of broad expertise in multi-family housing and mixed-use projects, Michelle has helped to deliver thousands of residential units in the greater Seattle area. She has worked on a wide variety of housing types throughout Seattle, including high-rise apartments, mid-rise mixed use, and low-rise cottage-style cluster developments. Clients praise Michelle as highly adept at translating their program needs into functional and attractive designs that meet code and city requirements. She enjoys the challenge of creating highly livable, accessible dwelling units in dense, urban settings.


Recent multi-family architecture projects include Waterfront Place in Everett, where she served as the Project Manager, tactfully meeting the client’s needs while also adhering to constraints placed on the project by the Port of Everett. Additionally, she led the design of Metro 112, a 55-unit project in a highly challenging site in Bellevue. Michelle led the project from the early stages of design through construction administration.


Michelle’s work has been recognized with awards from organizations including

NAIOP Washington and Gold Nugget Awards. Most recently she won the Multifamily Executive Awards 2018 Grand Award in the category of Green Design for The Cove apartments, a project whose sustainable units have sold for the highest price/square feet in Seattle. The Cove also was a finalist for NAIOP Night of the Stars 2018 for Best Multi-Family, PCBC Gold Nugget Awards Grand Award: Best Innovative Energy Design.


Michelle has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington College Of Built Environments and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Willamette University. She is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and a LEED accredited professional.




1200 Sixth Ave, Suite 605  Seattle, WA 98101     206.325.3356     info@tiscareno.net

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