Dr. Mike Hill is a Professor of Architecture at SCAD with 14+ years of architectural and planning experience. Before coming to SCAD, he was an Associate at Gensler in Newport Beach, CA. Before California, he lived and worked in Hawaii. There he focused on resort master-planning and design. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Doctorate of Architecture, where he wrote his dissertation on Hurricane Resilient Design for Multifamily High-rises on the South Shore of Oahu. While attending the University of Hawaii, he was a graduate research assistant at the NDPTC developing courses on disaster mitigation for FEMA, including HURRIPLAN, a design course that looks at an interdisciplinary approach to design hurricane resilient shelters. Before Hawaii, Mike lived and worked in Utah, where he also attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors in Urban and Regional Planning. While in Utah, he won a number of awards in planning, including an APA Outstanding Achievement Award for his vision planning. Additionally, Mike served as a subject matter expert on the AIA National’s Resilience Education Working Group, which focused on developing resilience courses for architects. Currently, he is serving as a subject matter expert for the Department of Energy's URBANopt program.