John Michael Day, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has spent more than 19 years creating a diverse and award-winning body of work, including single- and multi-family residential, infill mixed-use, commercial office, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, adaptive reuse and historic preservation. Mr. Day is an advocate for an innovative and thoughtful design process that supports diversity and team collaboration. Notable is his commitment to design excellence that elevates the physical environments of communities and enriches lives of their residents. A strong commitment to sustainable design and research guides his integrated approach to projects. He is dedicated to supporting the next generation of architects and interior designers by volunteering as a guest critic at The Catholic University of America and Marymount University. He is actively involved in design research and has published articles on sustainable design, healthcare design, and architectural design. Mr. Day plays an active role in his community, including serving as a Board Member for the DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA) Community Improvement Day from 2010 to 2014 and recently serving as the 2016 Co-Chair for the Chicago AIA Healthcare Knowledge Committee. In addition, he has participated as a volunteer in DCBIA’s Community Improvement Day from 2004 to 2014. One of Mr. Day’s most rewarding design experiences was to be part of a design team that worked pro bono with the Community Coalition for Haiti, a nonprofit organization, developing and designing a master plan and school building for the rural village of Mont Fleure, Haiti.
Prior to rejoining Cunningham | Quill Architects, Mr. Day was a Senior Vice President and Senior Project Designer for VOA Architects in Chicago, an Associate Principal and Senior Project Designer for Perkins + Will in Washington, DC, and an Associate with Cunningham | Quill Architects. Mr. Day maintains active registrations in Virginia and Illinois as well as Certification by NCARB. A resident of Washington, he holds a Master of Architecture degree from Catholic University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Appalachian State University.