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Michele Alfano

Title: Principal
Company: Michele Alfano Design
Location: Montebello, New York, United States

Michele Alfano, principal at Michele Alfano Design, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architectural design.

Ms. Alfano pursued her educational journey by obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science in applied mathematics from Union College in 1990 and subsequently achieving a master’s degree in architecture from the University at Buffalo in 1994. Her professional path commenced with roles at Walker Group, CNI, and Warren Meister Architects. Over the years, she excelled as a project manager and designer, specializing in both retail and high-end residential design, pioneering the concept of poetic modernism. Notably, she established Michele Alfano Design in 2015, where she serves as principal, driving innovative design concepts and impacting the architectural landscape.

An established author of Mod Design Guru, Ms. Alfano’s works have been featured across renowned publications, including Kitchen Bath Design News, Forbes Magazine, INTERIOR DESIGN, and Metropolitan Home Magazine. Her distinctive approach to design has earned her various accolades, including the Designhounds Change Maker Award in 2021 and recognition as a top influencer by Designhounds in 2018. Her achievements also span prestigious honors like the KBDN Top 50 Innovators in Kitchen and Bath Industry and the American Institute of Architects’ Honor Awards.

Ms. Alfano’s pioneering concept of poetic modernism involves studying client responses to nature’s elements like fire, water, light, and space, translating sensory information into bespoke design solutions. Ms. Alfano’s standout achievement remains her trademarked concept of poetic modernism, a philosophy deeply rooted in understanding clients on a sensory level and integrating their responses into architectural designs. As an industry mentor, her advice for aspiring professionals underscores the importance of tapping into sensory experiences to craft meaningful design narratives.

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