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Casa Calma Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Courtesy of Caitlin Cunningham.


Michael B. Schneider

Michael B. Schneider, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP represents Malachite LLC on client engagements related to design, condition assessments, constructability, construction project management and value engineering for green building projects. He is a licensed architect and holds the LEED Accredited Professional designation of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mr. Schneider is a commercial real estate industry veteran. Since 1979, he has been a consultant to the building industry, providing design, construction project management, and technical representation on a wide variety of projects. He has special experience in issues of design quality control/constructability, and construction project management.

Before joining Malachite LLC, Mr. Schneider served as Vice President of the construction consulting firm of Marx|Okubo Associates, Inc., with responsibility for Marx|Okubo's northwest region serving Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. In this capacity, Mr. Schneider led value engineering for Marx|Okubo, and headed numerous engagements related to design, construction, and environmental sustainability. He has also worked with Heery International, where he was the Director of Architecture, Northwest and a Senior Construction Program Manager.
Mr. Schneider has extensive design experience in commercial office, multi-family housing, and hospitality projects. He has provided services for debt and equity clients on new construction projects and existing property acquisitions and dispositions. He has worked frequently with government clients and has tailored services to focus on the needs of a public sector clientele.

Mr. Schneider received Masters Degrees in Architecture and Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He also has pursued postgraduate studies on housing in the developing countries from the Federal Polytechnic University in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a licensed Architect in Washington, Oregon, and California, a member of the American Institute of Architects and certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has served two terms as Vice President of Construction on the Board of Directors of Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) and previously served as president and board member of the Seattle Chapter. He has been published in Seattle's Daily Journal of Commerce, Value World, the professional journal of SAVE, and in Retrofitting Office Buildings to be Green and Energy-Efficient, Malachite LLC’s new book from the Urban Land Institute.