Michael S. Hinchey, AIA

PRINCIPAL  |  VICE PRESIDENT  |  Director of Design

YEARS WITH GSB:  17

FOCUS AREAS:
Hospitality, Residential, Civic

EDUCATION:
Oklahoma State University Bachelor of Architecture, 1986

LICENSES + CERTIFICATIONS:

Registered Architect, Oklahoma

Certified by the Oklahoma Board Architects No. 3353

Registered Interior Designer, Oklahoma

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS + AWARDS:
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXVIII
Paris Prize Traveling Fellowship Award
Finalist, William W. Caudill Traveling Fellowship 

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE:

Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point  |  Sandusky, Ohio

Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MAPS 3 Convention Center Site Selection  |  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Carlton Landing Residence Club  |  Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma

WaterColor Private Residence Club  |  WaterColor, Florida

WaterColor Beach Club  |  WaterColor, Florida

WaterSound Pool Club  |  WaterSound, Florida

Pointe Vista Resort Mixed-Use Masterplan  |  Lake Texoma, Oklahoma

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort  |  Orlando, Florida

Wyndham Highlands Resort & Convention Center  |  Grand Prairie, Texas

Caesars Palace Roman Plaza  |  Las Vegas, Nevada

Marriott Horseshoe Bay Resort & Conference Center  |  Horseshoe Bay, Texas

As the Director of Design, Mr. Hinchey manages and directs the efforts of the design team. His design experience includes a significant number of hospitality, resort, condominium, residential and entertainment projects. His specialized expertise focuses on the conceptual design, schematic design, and design development phases. He meets directly with clients, develops a series of drawings illustrating the design concept and returns to the client for review and comment. Often he develops multiple options, ensuring that all feasible solutions are explored at the very earliest stage. Subsequent adjustments are studied until the design solution is fully developed and approved by the client. Mr. Hinchey remains intimately involved with his projects throughout the construction document and construction phases. His dedication to design detailing results in design continuity and ensures that the original concept is faithfully executed.

As a designer, Mr. Hinchey is respected for his ability to balance aesthetic and practical objectives, creating attractive architecture which is constructable and meets the client’s program and budget. His design approach is highly responsive to the client, context, and market. The quality of his design solutions is enhanced by his remarkable graphic skills. His outstanding hand drawings and vibrant renderings help clients visualize their projects and inspire enthusiasm about the design concept.

ARTICLES:
Barefoot Elegance Design for Initial Resort Celebrates Site's Magnificence
Creating Architecture Along the Sugar Sand Beaches of Florida

 

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