Michael Cello

Michael was born for this. The son of our co-founder Kris Cello, he was seven when he laid eyes on our first project, and never wanted to do anything else. He joined us every summer before making it official in 2002, and, from each angle of the work, led us in distilling complexity into direction. President since 2015, he’s keeping us growing throughout the Bay, connecting our roots to our future. He and his wife Lesley are raising their family in their rebuilt mid-century modern near North Beach.

You’ll meet Michael first, and he’ll stay with you long after the build. He listens deeply, deftly sensing and embracing different viewpoints. Generous and deliberate, he cultivates easy friendship and disciplined process. He shapes our method, so you can count on our results.