Michael Lundholm

Lundholm Associates offers consulting services to collection oriented institutions, including museums, libraries, archives, and galleries. Feasibility studies, functional programs, and building assessments comprise a significant portion of the firm's work. Through a long history of project involvement and research, the firm has developed a comprehensive knowledge base on design criteria for museum buildings. Although no longer offering architectural services, the practice remains active in collection storage and exhibition design, and participates in larger multi-disciplinary teams offering full professional services. Established relationships with colleagues in the related fields of management consulting, market analysis, conservation science, heritage architecture, and historical research, as well as the conventional architectural and engineering disciplines, enable the assembly of comprehensive teams for planning and design projects.

Michael Lundholm has over forty years of private architectural practice and government experience. Clients include many of the most significant cultural institutions in Canada. As Director of Architecture for the National Museums of Canada between 1981 and 1987, Mr. Lundholm concentrated on museum architecture. Based on this experience he has developed an effective consultancy that has been influential in many of Canada's most successful museum projects. He has pioneered state of the art programming techniques for institutional building planning and is recognized as one of Canada's leading experts on the design and planning of collection-oriented institutions.

Mr. Lundholm has presented papers at the International Institute for Conservation, lectured on museum planning at Sir Sandford Fleming College, and taught architectural design at Carleton University and Dalhousie University School of Architecture. He has recently been granted CMA's Distinguished Service Award.