Michael founded Michael Cosmas Architecture in 2001. The practice has grown to develop an award winning portfolio of private residences, mixed use commercial projects and master-plans. Prior to founding MCA, Michael had practiced architecture in London UK (with award winning firm Foreign Office Architects) and Boston USA (with ADD inc, now part of global firm Stantec), where he was involved in a series of high profile, international projects including the Yokohama International Port Terminal recipient of the RIBA Worldwide Architecture Award.
Michael maintains a continuous engagement with some prestigious academic institutions worldwide, and has taught Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University’s GSD, Boston’s BAC and various Universities in Cyprus. He has written and lectured on architecture and urban design on various occasions, and has participated as juror in a number of international competitions, including the European Young Architects Competition (Europan) in Norway.
MCA has received some significant architectural awards including the first prize in the Europan 7 international architectural competition in Thessalonica, Greece, the 2nd prize in the Salt Lakes Natural History Centre competition in Larnaca Cyprus, and the 2nd prize in the Old Harbor Redevelopment competition, held in Limassol Cyprus. The practice’s work has been published extensively in both local and international press
Michael holds a professional architecture degree from the Architectural Association in London and a Masters in Urban Design from Harvard University.