School of Architecture Alumni – Michael Haynes

Michael HaynesArchitectural Technology Program - T109
Graduated 2008 

"There are only three words that can adequately express my 3 years at George Brown and those would be ‘Insightful, Informative and Inspirational’." says Michael Haynes who graduated from the Architectural Technology Program in 2008.

His most valuable experience involved being a participate in the ‘World House Costa Rica Online Charrette’ which focused on the search for housing solutions for the rural province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. "This project helped me to feel what it was like to actually design a structure that could be constructed to shelter another person and not just another project design to be submitted to gain marks."

"I have a passion for architecture because it is one of the few professions where you as a professional can have a direct effect on a person, family, community or country. Whether your design is a statue, bridge, industrial building, commercial or residential you will always have an effect on the people that occupy and use your design for whatever purpose. In this profession I have the opportunity to make an imagination become a reality and leave my mark on society with my creation."

After completion of his studies at George Brown, Michael returned to his home country of Barbados and worked at the Architectural firm of Design collaborative for the summer.  Michael is currently a student at Kingston University in the United Kingdom pursuing a BA honours Degree in Architecture.