Michael List

Architect, RAIA

BArchDesign, MArch (University of Adelaide)

“My aspiration is to create bespoke, people- and place-focused architecture that respects its relationship to Country and uplifts the broader community.”

Michael is a design leader in our Seniors Living & Care team. His project experience spans retirement living, aged care, multi-residential, affordable housing, healthcare, masterplanning and civic design. Day-to-day his focus involves interpreting a client’s brief to create floor plans and masterplan concepts, developing 3D models, producing renders, providing design oversight on most of our team’s projects, and running projects in collaboration with Associates.

A big picture thinker with a flair for the finer details too, Michael’s adept at bringing together every element of a project and building a consistent, appealing design language. Multitasking across multiple projects is something of a specialty. His design strengths include façade design development and iterating concepts quickly through hand-drawn sketches that succinctly capture evolving ideas.

Michael’s approachable, enthusiastic and happy to assist team members with all manner of design related queries and upskilling opportunities. A reflective person with a considered approach, he listens carefully to stakeholders and designs for connection to Country and community. He aims to de-institutionalise aged care through warmly personal, home-scale environments that are uplifting for everyone: residents, staff and the broader community.

Motivated and team-oriented, Michael’s part of CHC’s First Nations Design group, Guidelines Team, Rendering Standards Committee, and Archisoccer crew. His first ever completed project was the result of winning a design competition alongside fellow University of Adelaide architecture student Azmina Azli. The pair created a high-profile monument in Paduli, Italy, celebrating the city’s connection to Australia via the many Italian immigrants who have made Adelaide home.

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