Michael Mindlin
Architecture, United States
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Brief Summary
Founding Principal
Suttle Mindlin

With an international background in award winning design, urban planning, branding, real estate development, revitalization, management and business development, Michael brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective to the process of creating innovation and excellence within the confines of real world constraints. He offers a proven ability to combine practical and visionary leadership that allows projects to move forward on tight budgets and under difficult constraints. Michael’s projects return profits, enduring value, enthusiastic patronage and surpass their strategic goals. His work achieves a strong emotional place in the life of the customers, cultures and communities served… achieving a broader definition of sustainability.

This diversity of experience has given him the ability to create a culture of innovation and a highly successful practice for several international companies. Team building, collaboration, and innovative management practices are all part of his approach to motivating large groups of people to strive for excellence and innovation in all areas of business. His expertise and broad‐based knowledge allows him to understand and translate each client’s needs into precise deliverables. Michael is instrumental in the creation of a business strategy and design solution for each client. He actively participates throughout the design and technical phases to insure the work is continually focused on the client’s needs. His approach is unique in creating value by helping his clients communicate with customers, markets, or employees… positioning them at the cross‐roads of dramatic changes in our culture that affect our need to create sustainable, authentic communities. In fact, the creation of culture is one of Michael’s most important services… and remains a core competency. Additional information and portfolio available on his LinkedIn profile.

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-mindlin/15/444/ab6/
Professional Experience
Michael Mindlin Consulting
2012 to Present
Providing consulting services to help move ideas, products, business concepts and real estate development into the marketplace.

2009 to 2012
Midwest Discipline Director for Architecture
The Suttle Mindlin studio moved to Jacobs to provide its clients with a wider range of expertise and local representation that comes with 160 offices worldwide.

Suttle Mindlin
1995 to 2009
Owner and Founding Principal
International, award winning, full service architectural practice specializing in a "strategic" approach to planning and design with acknowledged expertise in urban revitalization, mixed use, retail, hospitality, real estate development, interiors, corporate strategies and master planning.

1986 to 1995
Manager of Retail Group
Responsible for building a commercial and retail practice for HOK at their headquarters office
and directing all aspects of design, branding, management and business development.

Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelors of Architecture

Awards and Recognition
Partial List of Recent Awards

2009 ULI Top Ten Entertainment & Retail Projects 2008 AIA Distinguished Award
2007 ICSC International Innovative Design Award
2007 ICSC European Design Award
2006 ICSC International Innovative Design Award
2006 ICSC European Design Award
2006 MIPIM International Design Award
1999 AIA Design Award

Partial List of Recent Publications

ULI Handbook on Mixed Used Development
ULI Handbook on Place Making
ULI Handbook on Retail Development
ICSC Winning Shopping Center Designs
Interior Spaces of the USA, Volume 2, 3, 4, 5
Shopping Center Today
People & Business (Portugal)
Hinge Magazine (Hong Kong)
Lamasat (Lebanon)
Touch Decor (Dubai)
Audi Owners’ Magazine (Germany)

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