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Dr. Michael A. Fornaro, PhD.
ASID & NCIDQ Certified
Registered Interior Designer


Dr. Fornaro, PhD. is the Founding Principal of 
M4 Architecture.  

Michael  is a published author 
on housing and an educator with more 
than 20 years of experience in the
fields of architecture, urban planning 
and interior design.

Author
Relocation in Later Years: Aging in Place
in America's Urban Neighborhoods, 
iUniverse, New York, 2011

Educator 
Visiting Scholar 2013
Assistant Professor 2010-2012
Converse College
The School of the Art
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina  29302

PhD.Doctorate in Housing and Urban Planning, 
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

Post Graduate 
Retirement Community Design,
Harvard Graduate School of Design, 
Boston, Massachusetts

M.Arch., Masters of Architecture, 
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts,
Environmental Design &  Interior Design, 
Bowling Green State University, 
Bowling Green, Ohio

Professional Memberships
International Interior Designers Association, IIDA
American Society of Interior Designers, ASID
American Society on Aging, ASA
Gerontological Society of Georgia
American Homes and Services for the Aging, AHS
Congress of New Urbanism