Michael Langelier is an architectural intern at Clemens Pantuso Architecture. He grew up on a farm in Geauga County with a very “hands on” upbringing, but he has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. Wanting to work in a profession where he could use both his practical knowledge and artistic ability, architecture came as a natural choice.
Michael chose to study architecture at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. There he learned the fundamentals of architectural design, enriching with a semester abroad program in Florence, Italy. He graduated Kent State with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2010.
He attended graduate school at the Cleveland Urban Design Center in the playhouse square district of Cleveland, Ohio. There he focused his studies on the effects of physical and social heath through urban planning. He also participated in several design charrettes including the Summit Lake neighborhood of Akron and Kamm’s Corners area of Western Cleveland. In these workshops he worked closely with community leaders and residents to create healthier neighborhoods using available community resources. He graduated in the fall of 2011 with a Masters of Architecture.
He joined George Clemens Architecture in the summer of 2009 and looks forward to becoming a licensed architect. He is a strong advocate for realistic sustainable design while allowing for traditional architectural design and application. He enjoys the investigation and critical thinking needed to come to solutions for the many different types of projects that come into the office along with the multitude of architectural styles that the Chagrin Valley area contains.