Title: Managing Principal
Company: BLT Architects
Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
Michael L. Prifti, Managing Principal at BLT Architects, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architecture.
Joining BLT Architects in Philadelphia in 1982, Mr. Prifti was promoted to the rank of Managing Associate in 1985, a position he held for one decade. Since 1995, he has notably served as the Managing Principal of the renowned architecture firm. Several projects to Mr. Prifti’s credit have included multiple commissions for the Pennsylvania State University, distinguished buildings in Washington, D.C. and the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Previously employed as an architect, first with Anthony R. Webb, RA and later with Marshall D. Meyers, FAIA between 1979 and 1982, Mr. Prifti is a registered architect in the states of Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Drawing upon a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture, both from the University of Pennsylvania, he is notably a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), for whom he has served as a National Director, AIA Pennsylvania Treasurer, and President of AIA Philadelphia. He is a past Trustee of the AIA Trust and twice a past member of the National Ethics Council. He received a Presidential Citation from the AIA in 2000.
Mr. Prifti received the Thomas Ustick Walter Award in 2010 and the John Frederick Harbeson Award in 2017, both for service to his profession. He was named Architect of the Year by the Philadelphia Coalition Commercial Real Estate Associations in 1999 and again in 2004. Additionally, he has obtained an Eagle Eye Award for Excellence, a Construction Award of Merit from the Mid Atlantic Construction Magazine, the AIA Pennsylvania Silver Medal. His work has been a finalist for Urban Land Institute award on several occasions. Among the highlights of his illustrious career, however, Mr. Prifti cites working for Revel Resorts in Atlantic City to be his crowning achievement, as he led the effort for the $2.2 billion property, the second largest construction project in the U.S. in 2007.
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