As a Principal Designer of Richard Meier & Partners since 1979, Michael Palladino has created award-winning projects, which thoughtfully engage and elevate extraordinary sites throughout the world. Appointed Partner in 1985, Michael moved to Los Angeles the following year to open Richard Meier & Partners’ West Coast office with the primary purpose to design and build the Getty Center. Since that time, he has served as Lead Designer for the Museum of Television & Radio (Paley Center for Media) in Beverly Hills; the Gagosian Gallery and Expansion in Beverly Hills; the Broad Art Center at UCLA; Camden Medical Centre in Singapore; New Pacific Realty Headquarters in Beverly Hills; private residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malibu, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Santa Ynez, San Francisco and Santa Barbara, California; and high-rise luxury condominiums in Philadelphia and Beverly Hills. He has collaborated with Richard Meier on numerous projects including the Decorative Arts Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; the High Museum in Atlanta; the Visitors’ Center at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and the City Hall for San Jose, California.
Among Michael’s recently completed award-winning commissions are the Edie and Lew Wasserman Building at UCLA and the United States Courthouse in San Diego. Designs currently in development include the new Santa Rosa Courthouse in Sonoma County, California; the Ward Village Gateway Towers in Honolulu, Hawaii; the One Beverly Hills hotel and residential development; 9200 Wilshire Boulevard, a high-end condominium project in Beverly Hills; and a private residence in Melbourne, Australia.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1977 and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1979. He is a Registered Architect in California, New York, and Hawaii. He is a frequent guest lecturer, having spoken at USC, UCLA, the Louisiana Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and has served as a guest critic at architectural schools in the U.S.
In 2004, Michael was appointed to the GSA Commissioner’s National Register for Peer Professionals under the GSA’s Design Excellence Program, and awarded the GSA’s Design Excellence Program Certificate of Appreciation for his contribution to quality architecture. A recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize for the year 2000–2001, and the 2005 Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles, Michael was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2008.