Michael Tauber has been on faculty at CCA since 2006. He bridges the technical and design aspects of architecture in his practice and teaching of architecture. Michael is a firm believer that good design requires an attention to detail at a range of scales. In the detailing class that Michael developed for CCA, he teaches students how the detail, the method of assembly, can and should reinforce and enhance the overall design concept. When teaching studio, Michael brings this same approach to developing a techtonic language while looking at the overall design concept.
Aside from teaching, Michael runs a small architectural practice that specializes in three major building types - housing - mutifamily and single family, interiors and industrial buildings. He has been published extensively in magazines such as California Home and Design and Kitchen Trends and his design work has been recognized with awards including an East Bay AIA design award for the Chestnut Courts Hope VI redevelopment in Oakland CA. In addition, Michael serves as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee at the AIA San Francisco and The Chair of the Small Business Issues Forum at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Michael Leonard Tauber (b. 1967) was born and raised in Canada. He spent time in Rochester, NY and Toronto, Canada in High School before attending the University of Waterloo and the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1989. Michael went on to receive his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California- Berkeley in 1993. Prior to opening his own office in 2004, Michael worked from 1992 -2004 for Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture, Michael Willis Architects- where he was an Associate and EHDD Architecture.