Michael Hartman, AIA


Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University of Virginia, 1986

Preservation Institute: Nantucket
University of Florida, 1991


Mr. Hartman is responsible for the management of the firm, as well as the management of the design and coordination of interior architecture projects from building selection through contract administration. During his 36 years at DBI, he has focused on establishing and managing long-term relationships with corporate clients, building owners, developers, and brokers. He has been instrumental in the firm’s significant growth, both in its expansion from an interiors-only to an interior design, architecture, and planning firm and in its staff development. Michael enjoys mentoring staff and cultivating an environment that motivates employees to engage deeply with projects and to learn from their team members. His design philosophy stems from his belief that architecture is, at its core, a process and practice undertaken for the benefit of society by encouraging people to engage with the built and natural environments. He finds the design of interior architecture, particularly in the workplace, highly rewarding due to its detailed focus on the specific aspects of people’s daily interaction and work processes.