Michael Gwin, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Rothschild Doyno Collaborative

“A Design Process of Participation – Building a Center of Hope in Haiti”

The Center of Hope demonstrates a design process that emerged through engagement with a local community to create a meaningful design solution, which was then built by the community fostering a sense of shared ownership.


Mike is a Principal and Director of Design at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. In his 15 Years of experience, Mike has been involved with a diverse range of award-winning projects consistently receiving architectural merits for design innovation, sustainability, and architectural resolution.

Mike received a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1998.  Mike has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture since 2007 and continues to serve on juries for student design projects at several local universities. Additionally, Mike’s long history in construction has underscored his approach to design and his appreciation for construction. A continued integration of his architectural, academic, and construction experiences provide a balance in his development of design sensibilities and a lifelong commitment to learning.