AIA, LEED AP, Principal, President and Architect
Michael Gibson was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. After a stint playing basketball for the University of South Alabama, Mike transferred to Auburn University. It was there that he found his true passion for design, and received a Bachelors of Architecture and a Masters in City Planning.
Appleseed Workshop was founded in late 2005, during Mike’s third year in Auburn’s architecture program. He built the company on a passion for design and a mission to create beautiful furniture and spaces of lasting value. Among one of the youngest architects to win an AIA Award, he would not consider himself a talented architect, but rather a problem solver who chooses to do so through the built environment.
Mike is commonly known as the big idea man at Appleseed Workshop, where his focus is on the macro-big-picture planning. “In a culture that demands instant gratification it can be difficult to find meaning in what we do as a design + build firm,” says Mike. But, what keeps him going is Appleseed’s mission to create lasting value. So much energy goes into creating our built environment, and Mike believes that’s worth honoring.
Mike and his wife, Brooke, have a daughter named Iris, a son named Jude and a third little one on the way. They recently built a house in Homewood and attend Christ Fellowship Church in Homewood. Mike is the President and Architect of Appleseed Workshop and is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. When he isn’t working or spending time with his family, Mike’s hobbies include working out at Iron Tribe and bird hunting.