AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Michael Ritchie is the lead design architect for Jumper Carter Sease Architects (JCS) where the development of academic environments is a central focus of his work. Since joining JCS in 2009, Michael has had the opportunity to oversee the design of large-scale and complex K-12 projects including: River Bluff High School, Catawba Ridge High School, and Boiling Springs High School; additionally, Michael led the design of recent renovations at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and the IPTAY Center at Clemson University.
Michael completed his undergraduate education at Clemson University and earned a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech University. At the core of his design philosophy, Michael believes that architecture possesses the transformative quality to inspire a sense of purpose and meaning to our everyday lives through built form. He welcomes each new project as a unique opportunity to instill positive change in his community and to advance the cultural thread which shapes our built environment.
Professional and Community Affiliations:
AIA Columbia, SC Chapter, Board Member, 2016–2018
ACE Mentor Program of the Midlands, Founding Board Member, 2017–Present
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
United States Green Building Council
Guest Juror & Studio Critic – Clemson University, Virginia Tech