Proving that hard work and perseverance pay off, Mike started his BKF career by helping the administrative staff move office boxes during one of his two summer college internships with the firm. “It’s a story I like to tell people about BKF – even the college kid who starts out at the bottom is given the chance to move up and grow and eventually become a senior associate principal,” he said. “The opportunity is there.”
As a young person, Mike often watched his dad sit at his desk and draw plans for a house his parents hoped to build. That observation, along with his curiosity for the built environment, inspired him to study civil engineering, where he realized that the variety of projects and roles a civil engineering profession offered would lead to a fulfilling career.
Mike’s work mainly centers around land development projects for clients in San Francisco and the Peninsula, and includes all aspects of civil design including master planning, grading and drainage plans, utility design reports, landfill engineering, streetscape projects and construction management.
When not working in BKF’s San Francisco office, Mike enjoys spending time outside with his wife and two young daughters and their black Labrador. An avid surfer, he can also be found riding the waves near his home on the coast.