Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery
Architect at ODELL, Charlotte, NC


Bachelor of Art in Architecture, UNC Charlotte (2005)
Bachelor of Architecture, UNC Charlotte

Michael is an Project Architect and Project Manager with over fourteen years of design and construction experience in a wide range of commercial market sectors. He is currently based in Asheville, North Carolina. With over 13 years of experience with ODELL architecture firm, Michael is currently the Office Director. 

Founded in 1940, Odell operates from studios in North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and China. With their focus on design excellence, sustainable design, and delivering outstanding customer service, Odell is well prepared to address the challenges of design for the built environment in the 21st century. "Memorable, outstanding designs are the legacy of Odell. Our projects are functional and cost effective and express our strong design vision in response to our clients’ directives.  We develop expressive solutions that reflect the local culture of each project and respond to global design and development trends," states their website. 

Work Sample

 IBHS - Institute for Business and Home Safety 
Date Completed: 10/19/2010 | Credit: Odell Associates

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Every year, several weather highlights weaknesses in our building codes, products, and the standards used to rate those products. To reduce future losses, IBHS analyzes existing standards and identifies ways to improve them. 

The resulting research and insights will influence building codes and standards, which will lead to better products and stronger buildings. The IBHS Research Center is a state-of-the-art research facility located on a 90-acre parcel of land in Chester County, South Carolina. This unique facility enables researchers to more fully and accurately evaluate residential and commercial construction materials and systems under realistic re-creations of severe weather hazards. 

IBHS is the only lab in the world that can test full-scale one- and two-story residential and commercial buildings in a controlled, repeatable fashion for highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven rain, hailstorms, and wildfire ember storms.