In January 1988, M2A was formed to bring together the varied and extensive experience of its principals to provide innovative design solutions for an expanding group of clients. In projects ranging from commercial to institutional and residential, the firm closely examines the needs of our clients to produce design solutions which are uniquely cost effective and responsive to the goals and objectives of each individual project type.

The principals of the firm have also developed an expertise in both the restoration and reuse of historic structures. Their respect for historic precedence and attention to detail impacts their philosophy towards all areas of design. This commitment to quality design infuses the office and staff with an enthusiasm, which carries through to all phases of the production process.

Thomas Michali is a graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (B. Arch 1977). With a specific interest in the preservation and reuse of historic structures, Mr. Michali served as chairman on the Preservation Committee on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Conservancy, and has lectured on the subject at local and regional conferences. With over twenty years and a broad range of experience in restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, he provides a foundation for the firm's work in these project types.

Barry Milofsky is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (BS. Arch, 1971), and is a Registered Architect in California and Massachusetts. Projects on which he functioned as Project Architect have received both National and Regional design awards. His experience ranges from large scale urban design projects to cultural facility planning. Mr. Milofsky has served as visiting juror at numerous architectural schools, and currently serves on the Hollywood Design Review Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and Issues Committee. He previously chaired the Preservation Issues Committee of Hollywood Heritage.

M2A's client list encompasses the full spectrum of city agencies, private corporations and individuals. The firm has provided design services for Capitol Records, Regent Properties, Hill/Fields Entertainment and Elias Studios. Governmental clients include the City of Los Angeles and its Community Redevelopment Agency, Library Department, and Housing Department. Additional Civic clients include the Cities of Ventura, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Ontario and Tracy CA, and Mesa AZ. Numerous agency and private clients have hired the firm for multiple projects and project types.

Work by the firm's principals has received recognition for excellence in design including preservation awards from the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, the California Preservation Foundation, and the State of California Office of Historic Preservation. Work has appeared in Casa California, AIA Journal, Architecture, Progressive Architecture, Los Angeles Architect, Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Style, Los Angeles Business Journal, Daily Variety, West Hollywood Independent, Los Angeles Times Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine. Selected projects have been exhibited at Occidental College and featured on HGTV: Restore America.