Michael Southard

Urban Designer III

Michael Southard is an Urban Designer in LS3P’s Charlotte office, working with the Urban Environments team across the firm. As a design and project leader in his previous firms across the US, Michael has worked on a wide scope of project types ranging from culture and education to workplace, transit, and multifamily sectors. In his previous roles, Michael was instrumental in developing design standards and project delivery best practices, in addition to creating outreach programs that focused on environmental sustainability and social responsibility. He is a professor at UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture, teaching architecture design studios.

Michael holds a Master of Architecture and a City Design Certificate from NC State University, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Sciences from Appalachian State University.