APD Leadership TEAM

Michael Hochadel


Managing Principal & Executive Vice President

“If you can’t replace yourself, then you can’t move up the ladder.”

Michael has been a licensed Architect for 20 years, joining APD in 2012 and becoming Vice President in 2022. Since joining, he has worked on multisite projects, residential, commercial retail, and healthcare buildings. He is currently the lead on many projects for various of our retail clients, such as ALDI and Ikoniq. In addition to architecture, Michael actively participates in shaping the operational aspects of APD. He contributes to the firm’s future by fine-tuning procedures and protocols which allows him to continuously make the firm run smoother.

As a managing principal, Michael can lead the next generation of young architects. He believes that his experience and expertise in the A/E industry can be shared and used to help others grow. 

In the summertime, Michael golfs, plays sports games, and travels.


Bachelor’s Degree, University at Buffalo, 2002


NCARB | Licensed in 9 States, including California

Favorite Project

Michael’s favorite projects, due to the technical nature of the jobs, include the design and construction of the Finger Lakes Lodge in Skaneateles, NY, and the Buffalo General Hospital MRI and CT scan unit.

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