Michael Letros brings a perspective to his work as an architectural designer deeply rooted in craft, sustainability, and community-centred design. He is influenced in his day-to-day work by his studies in architecture in Northern Ontario and his experience in carpentry, fine woodworking, and boat building. At Brook McIlroy, he has supported the architectural team in the design and modelling of a student residence at Trent University, and has assisted in the design of a visitor centre for Saugeen First Nation.
As part of his studies as a student in the Master of Architecture program at Laurentian University, Michael is pursuing design and research for water-based communities—not only the technical aspects of designing to float on water, but also the mental and physical connections to living with nature in a holistic way. Design strategies he is pursuing in this effort include place-based design, environmentally sustainable building materials, and passive design strategies. Michael earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Laurentian University, where he is currently pursuing his Master of Architecture.