PRINCIPAL, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Michael Ayles has been with Antinozzi Associates since 1994, becoming a Principal in 2008. An assertive, proactive individual with the firm, as well as the profession as a whole, Mike advanced quickly through the firm ranks as a Project Architect and Project Manager for many educational, corporate, and financial-based projects. He also held the role of Director of Operations from 2004-2006.
Since 2006, Mike has undertaken the role of business development, and oversees all of the firm’s marketing efforts, its business plan/strategy, and staff recruitment and retention. In addition, Mike is assigned as Project Manager to selective client projects, notably those involving pre-referendum and public communication strategies for school districts requiring town and/or voter approval.
Over the past 15 years, Mike has participated as an invited speaker, moderator, panelist, facilitator, and keynote presenter at numerous local, regional, and national professional conferences. Presentation topics have included the practice of architecture, marketing and business development, professional leadership, and mentoring.
Mike’s civic and community service within, and outside, the profession have earned him honors by the AIA (Young Architect Award), business publications (“40Under40” Fairfield County Business Journal, Building Design + Construction), non-profit organizations (Governor’s Prevention Partnership Corporate Mentoring Hall of Fame), and his alma mater (Distinguished Alumnus of the Year).