Michael Grove, ASLA
Michael plays a leading role in Sasaki's global practice, focusing on the evolution of urban environments in Asia. As the director of Sasaki's Shanghai office, he offers unique insight into the unprecedented transformation and urbanization of the region. Michael's international experience includes large land planning, new communities, urban districts, and waterfronts.
On each project, Michael collaborates closely with clients to formulate conceptual planning and design ideas that balance development with environmental and cultural influences. As an advocate for both the economic and ecological impacts of development, he focuses on solutions that contribute to the health of people and the environment. This integrated approach encourages solutions that balance development needs with ecological and social imperatives.
Michael is a graduate of Cornell University, with a BSc in Landscape Architecture and a focus on Planning and Urban Design. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and sits on the Global Exchange Council of the Urban Land Institute. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, and he is also a frequent presenter at conferences and universities around the world.