Michael Flowers Principal

Mike has guided a diverse array of projects, from residential to large institutional. As the founder of his design-focused studio in 2007, he realizes team coordination, cost control, and timely delivery.

Feasibility studies, envelope rehabilitation, and energy efficiency measures are just some of the unique abilities Mike brings to the team. His continual eagerness to explore new technologies leads to enhanced building performance and spacial innovation.


Seth Moran Principal

With roles across project types, scales, and environments, Seth has insight to clients’ needs and goals. He has an intuitive grasp of the impact of cost, functionality, public perception, and technical complexity.

An experienced designer, Seth brings a sense of aesthetic rigor and sophistication to the place-making process. As a master of process, he effectively guides projects through Portland’s Design Review and regulatory hurdles.




MFA is a collaborative design studio focusing on research, planning, and architecture.

Strong design values guide every aspect of our practice, provoking us to create work that endures, inspires, and expresses the collective aspirations of the project team.

Deeply rooted in the Northwest, we create places that connect us to one another and our surroundings.

With projects ranging from custom residences to district planning, MFA has the expertise to resolve complex problems for diverse clients.


mfa clients

Catlin Gabel
Henry Point Development
Hillsboro School District
Karuna Properties
Mahonia, Inc
NARA Northwest, Inc
Oregon City School District
Owen Gabbert, LLC
Pearl Bakery
Pettigrove Ventures
Pingree Northwest
Prost! German Bier Hall
Rudy’s Barber Shop
Schoolhouse Electric Company
Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
Urban Development + Partners (UD+P)