Michael Rex has been creating architectural designs for more than 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael was born in Iowa but has been a lifelong Bay Area resident. He studied architecture at UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design in Architecture, where he became passionate about designing spaces relevant to topography and geography. Michael apprenticed under San Francisco Designer and Muralist Donald Clever, where he learned his expertise in using light and color to enhance designs.
Michael spent the early years of his career working for several architectural firms, including EPDA and John O’Brien & Associates. After developing a solid reputation, Michael established his own firm in 1983 in Sausalito. He converted the town’s historic Ice House into a design studio and operated Michael Rex Architects from the studio for almost 12 years. In time, the practice out grew its small location. Michael donated the landmark Ice House to the City of Sausalito where the space is now the town’s Visitor Center and Museum. Michael Rex Architects moved to its current location on Sausalito’s Waterfront in 1997.
Michael is active in community projects and organizations in and around Sausalito. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Sausalito and serves on a non-profit affordable housing board and the Richardson’s Bay Maritime Association (RBMA), a non-profit dedicated to preserving the maritime heritage and working waterfront of Richardson’s Bay.
Every design at Michael Rex Architects must have Michael’s stamp of approval. He is passionate about every project and each client. Michael has built a dedicated and skilled staff and can boast average employee retention of more than 15 years, a rarity in the business.
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