MICHAEL WIRTZ, FASID, FIIDA, ID0000078
Michael Wirtz is the owner and president of Michael Wirtz, Designer Inc. which is a multidiscipline interior design firm in Boca Raton, Florida. The firm does both residential and contract projects of varying scale and scope. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations; interior design related manufacturers and internationally recognized individuals. Michael’s firm has won many awards including the Designer of The Year award and the IBD Distinguished Merit award. Established in 1976, the firm occupies its own 5,000 square feet office building in Boca Raton, Florida. The staff of professionals provides complete interior design services encompassing programming, space planning, design, contract documents, and contract administration for commercial hospitality and residential work. The firm is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest innovations, products and techniques of the industry and for that reason maintain a large source library with over 5,000 products. For speed, flexibility and accuracy, all drawings are produced on the Computer Aided Drafting System (CADD). Michael is a professional member & Fellow of ASID, a Fellow and life member of the International Interior Design Assoc. and a member of the Interior Designers of Canada. He has been awarded honorary membership in the Interior Design Education Council (IDEC), for his outstanding contributions to interior design education. He has served for eight years as trustee and Chairman of the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research, now Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) that is the specialized accreditation board for post secondary education in interior design. Michael has also served at similar posts for the Federal Interior Designers Foundation for four years and has also been active as a trustee for the Institute of Business Foundation. He has also served as both Treasurer and President with over seven years of service with that same Foundation. Michael has received his Bachelors of Science degree from the College of Design Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati. Michael is a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida, certified by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, and is a certified Contract Interior Designer. He has served as a Member of the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design, having been chair 4 years out of 7 years on the Board. Besides being active in interior design related activities; Michael is a member of the Boca Raton Historical Society, the Morikami Museum and currently is a member of the City of Boca Raton Historic Preservation Board.