About us

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Atlas Collaborative Studio is a multi-disciplinary design studio led by Michael Romero. Our work and experience is broad in scope, character, and scale. Michael is a licensed architect in the State of Maryland.  


Michael has nearly twenty years experience working on live projects in sustainable, traditional architecture; holistic masterplanning; and community engagement around the world. He also has diverse teaching and advocacy experience in architecture, urbanism, and sustainability. Previous to founding Atlas, Michael served as a Director for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, based in London and in Washington, D.C. He also practiced with Merrill, Pastor, Colgan Architects in Vero Beach, Florida.


Michael holds a Master of Arts in Sustainable Urbanism from the University of Wales via The Prince’s Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship program. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

HISTORIC RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS

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With a deep understanding of traditional and historic architecture, we resolve complex challenges that enhance existing homes, add value, and make clients happy.

NEW RESIDENTIAL

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With neighbors in mind, our new houses blend seamlessly into the neighborhood, enhancing the community. 

URBAN DESIGN

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Urban, walkable, and human scaled development that responds to context.

HOSPITALITY

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We create intimate, unique spaces that foster social interaction, inspire and surprise, and set the stage for the drama of the bar.

EDUCATION

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We have created, implemented, and led a variety of educational programs, workshops, and courses for audiences from middle school up, in the US and around the world. 

COMMERCIAL & PUBLIC BUILDINGS

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Appropriately scaled, our commercial and public work is people-focused and context-driven.