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P. Michael O’Rourke, AIA, Principal

Over the past 35 years, Michael O’Rourke has collaborated with many outstanding clients to help design buildings that met their programmatic and functional needs in an artistic, sustainable, and creative way. He has experience with many different building types including: Educational Facilities, Religious Buildings, Municipal Projects, Residential Projects, Medical Offices and Clinics, Senior Care Facilities, Retail/Office, and General Commercial Architecture. Mike has designed more than 100 constructed buildings throughout his professional career.


  • Bachelor of Architecture - Cum Laude, Temple University, 1981
  • Architectural Registration - Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Maryland


  • 2011 - Present | Principal of Godshall Kane O'Rourke Architects LLC, Ambler, PA
  • 1982 - 2011 | Senior Associate of KCBA Architects, Hatfield, PA
  • 1980 - 1982 | Designer at BJC Knowles Architects, Philadelphia, PA

Notable Activities & Achievements:

  • Expert opinion published in many newspaper articles on public school and church design. Papers include The Philadelphia Inquirer, Catholic Standard & Times, and Philadelphia Construction News
  • Guest Lecturer - Widener University Doctoral Education Program for Future Superintendents - Topic: “Design of Public Schools”
  • Conference Lecturer - PLI Annual Symposium, Rosemont College - Topic: “Sacred Architecture”
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Liturgical Institute
  • Operations Board Member, Delaware Valley Historic Aircraft Association
  • AIA Design Award for Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church - Lead Designer
  • Associated Builders & Contractors Award for Saint Maria Goretti Church and Saint Eleanor School - Lead Designer
  • Planning Process Leader for many Sustainable Design Projects
  • Member, American Institute of Architects