Michael Tardif, editorial director of Design Byline, is an editor and writer specializing in the building industry. He writes regularly about architecture, design technology, and AEC business management for both professional and consumer audiences, including a monthly column on home renovations for Washingtonian magazine, a monthly design technology column for AIArchitect, and frequent feature articles for New Old House magazine. His work has appeared in Waterfront Home & Design, Bethesda magazine CE News, and OnSite, the quarterly real estate magazine of the Washington Business Journal.
Michael studied both civil engineering and architecture as an undergraduate and has fifteen years of experience as a project designer and project manager for architecture firms. He is the former director of the AIA Center for Technology and Practice Management. During his five-year tenure he served as a contributing editor for technology of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 13th edition, and wrote or edited over 250 AIA Best Practices articles. He is also the former Editorial Director, Best Practices, for ZweigWhite, where he edited four professional/technical books, including the Insider's Guide to SF330 Preparation, a comprehensive guide for design professionals on the federal procurement of professional design services.
Michael is the co-author, with Steve L. Wintner, AIA, of Financial Management for Design Professionals: The Path to Profitability.
To a talented and skillful architect, architectural history is nothing more—and certainly nothing less—than a bountiful source of inspiration for creating architecture that is unmistakably new, yet firmly anchored in the culture of its time and place.