Michael Tardif

A native of Waterville, Maine, Michael Tardif is an architect and civil engineer with over 40 years of experience in building design, construction, and digital design and construction technologies. His projects have ranged from the restoration and renovation of historic homes on Cape Cod to the comprehensive restoration and renovation of the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, the Supreme Court of the United States building, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and the Washington Monument following the earthquake of 2011. He served five years as the Director of the Center for Technology and Practice Management of the American Institute of Architects.

As a result of his dual-discipline background – which he readily admits was not quite planned – he has serendipitously and perhaps inevitably found himself engaged in projects large and small that were both aesthetically and technically challenging, and immensely satisfying.

In “retirement,” Michael has come full circle and is currently engaged in a multi-year restoration of a century-old historic Great Camp on Upper Saranac Lake that has been in his husband’s family since 1972.

Whenever the construction schedule and the weather allows, Michael likes to climb, hike, paddle, ski, and take in all the beauty of the Adirondacks.