Architecture Degree Program
Michael Kothke is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience as a designer and project-architect. He has contributed to award winning projects for architectural firms in Canada and the United States, including the offices of Patkau Architects, Peter Cardew Architects, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) and Rick Joy Architects. Michael has also been an advocate for sustainable design, working with private development firms in Tucson to implement green building practices and deliver sustainable residential infill solutions to Southern Arizona. Michael is a principal at HK Associates Inc.
Michael holds a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University. He is a Lecturer at CAPLA and is the Coordinator of the Arc401 and Arc102 foundation studios as well as the Internship and IDP coordinator.
Research and Expertise
Spanning a broad range of project types and scales, Michael's research is rooted in architectural design and the coordinative and collaborative processes that it requires. Building on Michael's passion for drawing and graphic communication, his work reflects a commitment to a high level of rigor and execution that utilizes both hand and digital methodologies to communicate with multiple disciplines and synthesize building systems, construction assemblies, and programmatic and performance requirements.
As a studio instructor, Michael's priority is to critically engage students and their projects at the intersection of thinking and making as the foundation for broader design exploration.
Director Rob Miller nominated Ray Barnes and Michael Kothke, both lecturers of architecture, for the Darryl B. Dobras... Read More
The award-winning Barrio Historico House, by HK Associates Inc. (SoA Lecturer Michael Kothke ... Read More
Lecturer Michael Kothke has been awarded SoA's 2013-2014 Commendation for Teaching Award. This commemorative award, in... Read More
Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education by naming 30 exemplary professionals. The 2014 education role... Read More
Individual paper proposals submitted by SoA Lecturers Michael Kothke and Annie Kurtin has been accepted to the 30th National... Read More
The great-looking graphic President Hart and others used to introduce UA's newest unit, Tech Launch Arizona, was... Read More
Michael Kothke to Present Work at University of IllinoisSoA Lecturer Michael Kothke will be presenting a lecture on the work... Read More
In April of this year, we proudly announced that Michael's Barrio Historico House was selected from more than 400... Read More
CALA had a very good showing at this year’s awards! Check out the feature in Tucson Lifestyle and you’ll see... Read More