Michael Cornwell

Registered Architect

Michael has over 44 years of practicing architecture and is our senior project manager. Michael has been with Sabatini Architects since 2013 and has worked on several projects for USD 497 Lawrence Public Schools including the new College and Career Center, Free State High School and Schwegler Elementary School Additions and Remodels. He has been involved in the Phi Gamma Delta and Delta Chi Fraternity house remodel projects; University of Kansas new research Greenhouse Addition; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Behavioral Health Center new building and several commercial tenant improvements.

Michael has served as project manager on a diverse range of projects from historic building restorations, rehabilitations and adaptive re-uses to commercial tenant improvement and new-build facilities. Although project types and circumstances differ, Michael’s attention to detail, management principles and thoroughness of purpose are a constant in all his projects.

Michael takes pride in establishing a close working relationship with each client, and works diligently in the early project stages to clearly define the project goals, objectives and program. These efforts are critical to provide the framework for an appropriate and successful design process. Based on mutual trust and a high degree of professionalism, Michael especially values the many repeat opportunities afforded him over the years to work with repeat clients.

The construction process is especially rewarding to Michael. He enjoys working closely with contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to translate the project’s design and vision into reality, while acting on behalf of the owner and ensuring compliance with the construction documents.