Over the past nine years I have been extremely fortunate with opportunities to work on a variety of urban redevelopment, mixed-use, commercial, retail and industrial projects. While working on my masters in 2005, I was offered a job to work on the $500+ million dollar Flats East Bank Redevelopment Project in Downtown Cleveland. I spent the next 2 years finishing my masters, working on master plans for the development and designs for the 18-story Ernst and Young Tower; Cleveland’s first high-rise since Key Tower. I was also fortunate enough to work on a portion of a $2.2 billion dollar development in Miami Florida, a variety of smaller mixed-use projects,  newspaper production facilities and a variety of commercial/retail projects.

In 2011, I started a new chapter in my professional career with a job at Vocon, also headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since starting at Vocon, I have spent most of time focused on educational/religious campus master planning, mixed-use redevelopment, corporate interiors and a variety of very special non-profit projects. I value relationships and believe great projects come out of amazing relationships built on trust, shared passion and vision. If you are interested in working with the Vocon team, please do not hesitate to email me at michael.christoff (at)

Vocon – February 2011 – Present
Cleveland, Ohio
Project Designer

Select Project Examples:

  • Cuyahoga County Administrative Headquarters, Exterior Building Design
  • St. Martin de Porres, Conceptual Educational Campus Master Plan
  • Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell Auto Dealership
  • Bay Arts Ceramics Studio
  • Katz Club and Diner – Cafe, Bakery and Club Diner Car Renovation
  • Charles Schwab, Employee Cafe and Lounge Renovation
  • Charles Schwab, Executive Suite Renovation
  • St. Ritas Catholic Church, Conceptual Educational Campus Master Plan
  • Fairmount Minerals, Corporate Campus Master Plan


FORUM Architects – 2005-2011
Cleveland, Ohio
Project Designer

Select Project Examples:

  • Flats East Bank Master Plan, Cleveland, Ohio – $500+ Million Dollar Development Master Plan
  • Ernst & Young Office Tower – Cleveland, Ohio – $275 Million Dollar, 21-Story Office Tower
  • 231 East Flagler – Miami, Florida – 34-Story Office and Hotel (Conceptual Design Only)
  • Print Innovators – Fredericksburg, Virginia – 90,000 sq. ft. Newspaper Production Facility
  • Midtown Miami – The Shops at Midtown Miami (Construction Administration Only)
  • Fairfax Inter-generational Design Competition - Inter-generational Housing Conceptual Design Master Plan (Received Third Place)
  • Fantasy One – Bar and Restaurant Conceptual Design
  • Chronicle Telegram – Newspaper Production Facility Renovation


SSOE – 2004
Toledo, Ohio

Select Project Examples:

  • New Start High School
  • Cherry Elementary School
  • Devaux Middle School
  • Woodhaven Retirement Center Renovation
  • Cedar Creek Church Addition
  • Westgate Chapel
  • Lucas County Courthouse (ADA Renovations)