Publications/Distinctions

The following is a partial list of some of the publications that have featured design work by Alternative Architecture and the firm principal, Michael Connor. Also listed below are some of Mr. Connor’s notable design awards and speaking engagements.

‘Architecture’, July, 1991

‘Architectural Record’, November, 1988

‘Boral Brick Idea Book’, 1996

‘Newsweek’, July, 1988 (Featured in annual ‘Heroes of America’ issue)

‘People weekly’, May 9, 1988

‘Progressive Architecture’, October, 1988

‘Southern Homes’, autumn, 1983 (Cover Story)

“Wilmington Star News”, April 17, 2005

“Encore Magazine”, April 2007

New York Times digital Travel magazine, 2010 article entitled: “Wilmington, N.C.: Coolness Heats Up” (One of five local establishments featured.)

Recognized as one of the Notable Alumni of the past 100 years, for the 100-year anniversary celebration of the founding of the college of Architecture at Georgia Tech, November 2008

Winner of Star Metal Building’s annual national award for best metal building in the United States for use in a medical facility, June, 2007. (Over 600 entries nationwide) Winner of best metal building in any facility category for the Raleigh division.

Connor Cottage featured home in the first annual Wilmington Solar and Green Building Tour, October 2005.

Winner of North Carolina Solar Center’s statewide competition for the Design of Solar Homes, 1998

Honor Award, ‘Architectural Record’, In the Public Interest’ National Housing Competition, 1988

Special Award presented by the Atlanta Chapter, A.I.A., 1988

Guest Lecturer at the American Institute of Architects Housing Conference in Washington, D.C. 1989

Guest Lecturer at the Symposium on the Homeless sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law, 1989

Nominated for the 1989 Georgia Tech ‘Young Alumni of the Year’ Award.

“Kamp Karma” house featured in annual Inman Park tour of homes, in Atlanta, Georgia.