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Michael Austin

Equity Director

Equity Director

Senior Lead Consultant

Michael is an accomplished urban designer/planner and is a Senior Lead Consultant with WSP. Prior to joining WSP, Michael was a Senior Urban Designer/Planner with the City of Bellevue Washington, and was a Senior Urban Designer and Campus Planner with Perkins & Will. He brings a strong passion for advancing racially-equitable approaches and outcomes to planning from his time in the Pacific Northwest, where he served as Chair of the Seattle Planning Commission and was a member of the Seattle Design Review Board during a period of intense regional growth mixed with increasing climate change-related stressors. Michael holds a bachelor of science in city and regional planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a master of architecture from Pratt Institute.