Michael Imber, FAIA, is the principal architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, PLLC, a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas and recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.
Michael has been honored with numberous local and national design awards, including the Texas Society of Architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA award, for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007, Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic buildings, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American design. Most recently, he has been the winner of the 2010, 2011 and 2013 Palladio Award for Outstanding Achievement in Traditional Design and numerous Texas ICA&A Staub Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is the designer of the 2011 Southern Living Idea House.
Michael is as widely known for his idyllic ranch and country houses throughout Texas and the western United States as for his coastal residences and luxury resorts around the world; receiving much recognition for their sensitivity to landscape, material, craft and culture. He was named “Master of the House” by Southern Accents Magazine and was the designer of the 2009 “Idea House” in Galveston, Texas for Coastal Living Magazine, as well as the 2011 “Idea House” for Southern Living Magazine.
Michael is an NCARB registered architect and licensed in the state of Texas, Colorado, Florida, California, Mississippi, Maine, New Mexico, and Utah. He is a founding counselor of The Congress of Residential Architects, and the founding president of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Texas Chapter. His work has been featured in many local and national publications such as Coastal Living, New Old House,Texas Architect, Western Interiors, Southern Accents and Period Homes. He is most pleased with the recent publication by author Elizabeth Dowling and Rizzoli Press of a New Monograph of his work.