Mike Smith

Partner, Principal of California and Hawaii


Mike is the project principal heading up our Dowbuilt San Francisco and Hawaii teams. With more than 35 years of experience in the field of architecture and a passion for great design, Mike specializes in delivering complex and challenging projects.

Prior to joining Dowbuilt, Mike was the architect responsible for planning and designing the country’s first Gold LEED rated hospital and served as CEO of Mahlum Architects with offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Guided by his passion for bringing inspirational architecture and environmentally sustainable design to life, Mike joined Dowbuilt in 2011 and is now a partner in the company. He has built residences in Sun Valley, Hawaii and California.  He advocates for quality, transparency and a shared understanding of project constraints. His mission is to help clients and architects make their visions real effectively and efficiently.