Michael Bellefeuille joined Johnson Roberts Associates in the spring of 2014. He is experienced in all phases of the design and construction process and has worked on projects ranging from public safety facilities and libraries, to schools and higher education facilities. He first became interested in buildings as a child visiting construction sites with his grandfather, who was a homebuilder. This lifelong appreciation for building has made him attentive to the details and connections that strengthen a design, and to meeting the needs of clients, communities, and the environment.
As a LEED Green Associate, Michael is devoted to integrating sustainability and energy efficiency into each project and leads the office’s AIA 2030 Commitment to move toward net zero design. He is proud of the fact that Johnson Roberts Associates is one of only 27 architecture firms nationwide that met the AIA 2030 Commitment’s 2019 70% energy reduction goal. Michael is also experienced in historic preservation, and knowledgeable about universal design and accessibility.
Prior to joining Johnson Roberts Associates, Michael worked primarily in residential design at Adolfo Perez Architect. He was twice awarded the Alfred T. Granger Fellowship by Plan New Hampshire, an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to fostering sustainable planning, design, and development. For several years he also managed LivableMHT, a website dedicated to promoting and envisioning stronger urban development patterns in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. He has been a panelist at the New Hampshire Planners Association’s Annual Conference and has been a frequent guest critic at architecture student reviews at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
“Designing for communities requires us to consider the needs of the many people and groups that will use and experience the buildings we design, whether that’s the staff who work there, the people it serves, the context that surrounds it, or the environment we all share. It’s an honor to work with communities to shape public space.”