Michael Kipfer

What they do: Director, Mancini Duffy Design Lab
Where they do it: Mancini Duffy
How they contribute: Guest Speaker
Michael Kipfer is the co-founder and director of the Design Lab, Mancini Duffy’s research and development wing. In keeping with the firm’s commitment to push the boundaries within the architecture and interior design industry, the Design Lab is a setting where designers and architects experiment with technologies that can solve issues in design and streamline the design process, and integrate them into the firm’s practice. Michael formulates goals and directs firm initiatives related to such emerging technologies as 3D printing, virtual reality, augmented reality, generative design, and drones. Michael also acts as the lead project designer and project manager for some of the firm’s large-scale masterplan development and implementation projects.