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Michael Chambers

Michael D. Chambers FAIA FCSI CCSArchitect, specifier, programmer, facilitator, and educator, Michael Chambers FAIA FCSI has 30 years experience in education, health care, government, and sports architecture. Using his broad experience in working closely with clients in pre-design, materials selection, program analysis, post occupancy evaluation, and marketing strategies, Michael offers a diverse perspective on critical design and construction issues both as a technical architect and as an educator. As a national developer and presenter of professional continuing education programs stemming from his experience writing specifications for billion dollar health care projects, sports venues, education facilities, and overseas projects, Michael uses his experience as a technical team member to show designer how to use specifications and technical analysis processes to perfect and protect their design intent.

Michael is an architectural graduate of the University of Southern California, registered architect in California and Minnesota, and a Certified Construction Specifier. He is a Fellow of AIA and CSI, is a past Chair of the national AIA/CES Providers Council, and currently serves as Vice-president of the Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP).

As an architect and specifier, Michael develops and presents a wide range of continuing education programs for design professionals, especially on the use of specifications in enforcing design intent and using Division 1 to protect design concepts from substitutions and quality assurance failures.

As a product representative, Michael consults with product manufacturers on how to be more effective marketing to design professionals using continuing education, guide specifications, and design guidelines. He is a past chair of the AIA/CES National Providers Council and has presented at several AIA/CES Provider Conferences.

Michael is principal of MCA Specifications, Construction Product Marketing Group of San Francisco, CA. MCA designs, develops, and produces guide specifications, technical data sheets, AIA/CES Continuing Education programs, and design guidelines for construction product manufacturers and design professionals. MCA provides preliminary document, education program, and web site reviews to help manufacturers be more strategic with their critical marketing tools.

EDUCATION/REGISTRATION

Down Load Michael's Curriculum VitaeB.A.,Geography. California State University Northridge (1973)
Universario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy (Summer 1977)
B.S., Architecture. University of Southern California (1978)
Registered Architect, California C11735, 1981, Minnesota 26282, 1998
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), 1984
NCARB Certificate, 1998

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 2002
Fellow, Construction Specifications Institute, 1997
Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice
Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Architectural Woodwork Institute
Door and Hardware Institute
National Systems Contractors Association

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