Michael Gardner founded studio g ARCHITECTURE in 2010. as the principal and lead architect, Michael is responsible for the design and overall project success for both residential and commercial work. his professional background allows studio g ARCHITECTURE to offer its clients full design services, from site planning and construction administration to interior design and procurement.
Michael has been working in the architecture industry for more than 20 years. his diverse design background and extensive travel have led to innovative, sustainable and unique design solutions.
prior to starting the award-winning studio g ARCHITECTURE, Michael worked for one of
Orange County’s largest residential architecture firms, where he directed projects from inception through construction. he earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Michael’s residential architecture work includes the National Association of Home Builders’ 2013 and 2016 The New American Home projects and the 2019 The New American Remodel. he was recently announced as the architect and builder of the 2023 The New American Home, which will be built in Ascaya. his experience extends to commercial architecture projects, which include both stand-alone and mixed-use developments with hotels, offices, bars, retail and entertainment spaces throughout the country.
a native Australian who grew up in Southern California, Michael has been internationally recognized by the New South Wales Architects Registration Board in Australia and was entered into the Register of Architects of New South Wales. he is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is certified through the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). as an advocate for the implementation and development of sustainable design, he is also a member the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED AP credentials.
in 2018, Michael launched studio g ARCHITECTURE’s sister company, LUXUS Design Build, a construction firm licensed for residential and commercial building in Nevada. the firm’s first project was the 2019 The New American Remodel home near Downtown Las Vegas.
Michael is currently licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and New South Wales, Australia.
we believe in the extraordinary power of design to influence the quality of life.
we stake our reputation and found our relationships on honesty, trust, respect and financial integrity. we desire clients who believe in the same.
we question accepted methods in order to access improved processes and technologies.
we iterate in a co-creative process with clients, consultants and contractors.
we lead by example, providing clients with projects that are environmentally sustainable and responsible. We have knowledge and experience in LEED certified projects and subscribe to the 2030 Challenge.
we evangelize the power of design through teaching, mentorship, community involvement and public speaking.
studio g ARCHITECTURE is licensed in these states: