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Mr. Michael Ellars, CSI, CCCA, CDT, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate | Architect | Certified Access Specialist,
DLR Group

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Michael is an architect, an accessibility specialist, a building code expert, a construction document technologist, and a sustainable design professional with decades of diverse project experience. A natural problem solver, he brings to his projects a comprehensive understanding of architecture that features practical approaches and deep roots in the technical aspects of design and construction. Michael frequently teaches architectural educational seminars covering licensing, building codes, and construction-related accessibility regulations to various audiences including DLR Group offices, local chapters of AIA and CSI, major institutional clients, and the series of free architectural licensing classes known as “NotLY” (Not Licensed Yet). Michael also was an instructor for several undergraduate Building Science courses at the USC School of Architecture, his alma mater.