Michael HollidayChair

    Michael Holliday FAIA is a principal architect at DMHA Architecture + Interior Design, where he has been involved as the Principal Architect on a number of creative high technology office and manufacturing projects throughout the South Coast area, including the new Rightscale offices and the Santa Barbara Business & Technology Center Incubator project.  As a LEED-accredited professional, Holliday has been a leader in local green design and sustainable planning initiatives on the South Coast.  Mr. Holliday is the Director of SYNERGY Business & Technology Center, Santa Barbara’s newest business incubator project. Michael was  recognized in 2012 as a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects National Organization.

    Mr. Holliday has served as a local business leader on the south coast for over a decade.  He currently is the Chairman of the South Coast Business Forum, was the 2011 Chairman of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, is a past President of the American Institute of Architects SB Chapter, is a board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, Kids Helping Kids, and La Montana Christian Camps.

    Holliday received a bachelor’s degree in design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.