As Project Manager, Andresen acts as the primary point of contact and the liaison between the owner/client and the design team on both public and private projects. He is responsible for the work quality, schedules, and budget compliance for the project team.
He has 14 years of industry experience, having previously worked as a Project Manager for Vessel Architecture and Design in St. Louis and as an Architect at RDG Planning & Design in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Having Mike Andresen join our KAI Design team is a next growth plateau for our organization. He is a seasoned Project Manager with a wide range of project experience — including a particular emphasis with social infrastructure-driven markets such as community, education, health care, and housing," said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. "Mike brings a well-rounded personal portfolio of solid business management, technical acumen, and a passionate drive for design excellence. His alignment with KAI values, culture, and mission are just terrific."
He is a Registered Architect with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, LEED AP with the U.S. Green Building Council, and CDT with the Construction Specifications Institute.
Over the last four years, he has worked as a Project Manager on six new construction and renovation projects in St. Louis totalling more than half a million square feet of planning, design, and construction. Prior to relocating to Missouri, Andresen spent 10 years working in central Iowa where he managed the sustainable design process on over 3 million square feet of new construction, including certifying 30 LEED projects — 10 of which achieved LEED Platinum certification.
Andresen has a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in entrepreneurial studies from Iowa State University.