Good Architecture is the result of great teamwork. Michelle Howard has spent the better half of her career collaborating for long periods with some of the most important Architectural practices in the world. Notably she spent 6 years from her 20s to early 30s collaborating with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in both the Genoa and Paris office working on projects as diverse as the Auditorium Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Cite International in Lyon. She then led the project with for the IMAX Cinema complex, part of the Potsdamer Platz urban ensemble in Berlin with her colleague Patrick Charles. In the next 6 years until the end of her 30s she led the construction of two seminal projects for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the Dutch embassy in Berlin and the Casa da Musica in Porto.
„At last, so sighed the professional world, at last Rem Koolhaas makes with his Office for Metropolitan Architecture, which has had until now through polemic and theoretical furor an undisputed influence on world architecture, really really good architecture.“
Dietmar Steiner, Der Standard newspaper, Austria.