Michael De Wolf
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Adventuring with my Children or ‘Pottering’ in my workshop and garden.
Where did you grow up?
The ‘Mean Streets’ of Kent – The Garden of England!
Who or what inspired(s) you to pursue your profession?
My family always supported my Architectural endeavors despite not having the faintest ideas what my Architectural Theory or design studio thesis meant. The whole ‘Crit’ process was completely lost on them as it is for anyone who has not been to Architecture School.
I have been so fortunate in my early work placements as an Intern Architect firstly with Stuart Page and Secondly with Nicholas Burwell. They really shaped my skills as an architect.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can fix or restore pretty much anything.
What three words best describe you?
Creative, Solution Driven, British.
What are some of the unique skills you bring to the job?
From early in my career I was taught to tackle the tough parts of a project first and to sketch in front of clients rather than wait to go back to resolve a detail. This has given me great ability to problem solve on the spot and craft solutions faster.
What are some small things that make you happy?
Fresh fruit and vegetables grown in my Garden in the summer time.
What publications do you read regularly
RIBA Journal, Azure, Tool Catalogues, Canadian Architect, Architectural Digest, Architectural Review, Architects Journal, Wallpaper, The Plan, Grand Designs, Dezeen, Dwell – Anything design or architecture related.