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Michael Joyce

Michael Joyce
Visiting Lecturer
Tower 625

Michael Joyce is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His long association with Mass Art includes positions both in the departments Illustration and Architectural Design. His professional and design interests run across the disciplines of architecture, urban design, and art which he often develops in a synthesis of exploration in his work. In his recent role with Stantec Architecture, he leads design collaborations across the multi-discipline firm and is frequent presenter in the Stantec Design Excellence program.

Michael received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and holds a Masters in Architecture from MIT. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in Massachusetts. His built work includes a variety of large-scale projects from award winning higher education, and courthouse design to sophisticated science research centers, community welcome centers, college sports facilities and transportation centers. Michael’s work abroad includes residency in the United Kingdom and Germany and he has collaborated on projects in Israel, India and Japan.

His design for the Western New York Welcome Center was recently awarded the AIA Honor Award at the Rochester NY AIA chapter. His approach to architecture is a union of collaboration and the celebration of design excellence with clients, colleagues, and the public realm. Michael is involved in active education and professional committees including the MIT Alumni Club, Temple University Family Council and the Boston Society of Architects.

Masters in Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Fine Arts - Massachusetts College of Art
Professional Experience: 
  • Michael Joyce Architect
  • Stantec Architecture
  • Goody Clancy Associates
  • Moshe Safdie Associates
  • Steidle + Partner Architekten

Lectures & Symposia

  • 2020 - "A Certain Detail," Department of Architecture Tuesday Talks Series, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
  • 2019 - "Gone to the Empire - Recent Stantec Projects from the State of New York," Department of Architecture, MassArt
  • 2018 - "Crossroads - Centering the Colleges of the Fenway," Teaching and Learning Conference, Simmons College
  • 2017 - "Narrative Devices," Department of Architecture Tuesday Talks Series, MassArt
  • 2011 - "Sustaining Justice Architecture - The McCormack Federal Courthouse, " Architecture Lecture Series, MassArt
  • 2010 - "Rethinking Justice Architecture in our Communities: One Building at a Time," Speaker-AIA Academy for Architectural Justice, Boston
  • 2008-2009 - "Plan Brockton 2008 - A Briefing for the Future," BSA Symposium team member and community facilitator, Brockton MA
  • 2006 - "Urban Visions New Orleans - Design Concepts for Rebuilding," Symposium Moderator, MassArt

Honors & Publications

  • 2020 - AIA Honor Award, Western New York Welcome Center. AIA-Rochester NY
  • 2012 - Justice Facility Review 2012, J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center Salem, AIA-Academy for Architectural Justice
  • 2012 - John Wesley Powell Prize, McCormack Post Office and Courthouse, Society for History in the Federal Government
  • 2005 - BSA/AIA Design Excellence Honor Award, Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Purdue University
  • 2003 - Jury Selected Winning Design-9/11 Memorial for Logan International Airport, Massport sponsored design competition
  • 2003 - Citation-American School & University, "Outstanding High School" Award, North Kingston High School 
  • 1994 - First Honorable Mention-80th Paris Prize Architectural Design Competition, Van Allen Institute, New York

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Boston Society of Architects