During GUDC’s 2016 board meeting Michael Perry, AIA, LEED AP of Progressive AE was appointed to the GUDC Board of Directors by official vote. The board is made up of a diverse membership spanning multiple disciplines and industries. Michael Perry now lends his deep knowledge of built environments and Universal Design related planning and execution. Perry will be an asset to the board given his design expertise, architectural perspective and track record of excellence as Executive Vice President of Progressive AE, a full-service architectural firm with offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Charlotte, NC.
Perry served as the Principal Architect on the Mary Free Bed YMCA, the first building to be certified by the Global Universal Design Commission for its expert implementation of Universal Design standards. The new facility, which has experienced exceptional member growth and national recognition, allows people of all abilities the opportunity to participate in health and wellness activities.
Through Perry’s leadership, Progressive AE has become a leader in the application of Universal Design in built environments. In his position at the firm, his responsibilities are centered on providing principal level leadership to clients, driving new business innovation activities, providing strategic advice across projects and team-wide guidance. He also oversees firm-wide risk management and quality improvement.
GUDC is proud to announce Michael Perry’s appointment and we look forward to a productive future.