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Principal - Jenda Michl, Assoc AIA, LEED AP

Drawing floor plans at age 5, Jenda was destined for architecture, by way of environmental studies. He gained experience at award winning architecture firms in Dallas, Boston, and Los Angeles on a wide variety of public and private projects before founding Vertu Studio. Jenda has also worked on the construction side, as a project engineer and LEED consultant for the Topanga Library in LA County. His passion for design has led to publication by Dwell, Los Angeles Magazine, The Architects' Guide to Glass and Metal, and others, as well as invitations to critique student work on final design reviews at USC, the Art Center College of Design, Roger Williams University, and the Boston Architectural Center.


Built Work: (including work done while in other offices)

Melody Lounge, Bar, Los Angeles, CA

Topanga Library, Topanga, CA,

LA County Public Works

Private residences in TX, MA, CA, CO, and FL

Commercial spaces in CA and MA

Art Gallery of Alberta, Museum, Edmonton, Canada

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

Oregon Center for Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD



Masters degree in Architecture - 2006, U of Texas, Arlington  

    University Scholar, 1 of 4

BA Environmental Studies - 2002, Eckerd College

    Honors Program Diploma

    Rugby Club, President

    Study Abroad: Australia, Madagascar, Greece​​


Prior offices:

Randall Stout Architects - Los Angeles

Charles Rose Architects - Boston

Grant Studio Architects - Boston

Shipley Architects - Dallas

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