Michael Gilfillan is the senior principal and founder of StudioGC responsible for the overall vision and direction of the firm.
For more than 30 years, Mike has participated in the planning, design and development of hundreds of successful public projects, defining his reputation as one of the region’s most respected public architects. He personally conducts planning and design workshops for each project, leading a collaborative approach to decision-making that achieves consensus among stakeholders in the early phases of project development. This effort translates to clarity—and cost savings—for clients and their constituents.
As a member and past President of the Arlington Heights Park District Board, as well as other civic involvement, Mike understands the challenges of stewarding community-based capital projects. Mike’s insight into the dynamics that impact public projects has contributed significantly to StudioGC’s success in achieving client goals on each assignment.