Congratulations to Mike Wilson!
September 14, 2018
Our Team here at Architect One, are very honored to share the exciting news announced today!: Our Founding Partner, Michael T. Wilson, has been recognized by the Junior Achievement of Kansas as one of their 2019 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Laureates!
The 2019 laureates are: Mike Wilson, Architect One; Rob Briman, Briman’s Leading Jewelers; Beth Anne Branden, BA Designs; Patrick Gideon, Silver Lake Bank.
(From the TK Business Magazine news release)
Michael (Mike) T. Wilson is the Founding Partner of Architect One, Inc. He is also a real estate developer, who, along with other partners, has developed several local properties including Kansas Ave Lofts at 101 N. Kansas; 900 S. Kansas office building; 906 S. Kansas – and current offices of Architect One; and Summerfield Office Parks I and II, among others. He and his wife Maria also own and manage numerous residential and multifamily properties.
Wilson is a Topeka native and a Topeka West and Kansas State University graduate. After college, he worked in Aspen, Colorado, for an architectural firm and contractor before returning to Topeka in 1982. He opened Architect One on January 1st, 1989, and has designed hundreds of buildings over the past 30 years. Architect One has grown to a four partner company with a dozen employees and offices in Topeka and Manhattan. The firm has made significant contributions to the City of Topeka and State of Kansas architectural landscape.
Architect One was the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2008 and the Small Business Administrations’ Kansas City District Small Business Persons of the Year in 2017.
Wilson has been on the board of Habitat for Humanity for several years and is currently serving as the board President. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Valeo Behavioral Health and on the Topeka Board of Building and Fire Appeals, the Topeka USD 501 Construction and Design Advisory Board, Heartland Visioning, Momentum 2022 and the Mankind Project. Wilson has previously served on his church and AIA Topeka boards, the GO Topeka Board, Riverfront Task Force, and is a Leadership Greater Topeka alumnus.
Wilson credits perseverance, gratitude, hard work, and the support and confidence of the staff and clients of Architect One for his enduring success. Mike and Maria have three grown children and three grandsons whom they are fortunate to see often. They enjoy time with their family, travel, hiking on trails in and around Topeka, and look forward to expanding their recently attained SCUBA skills. They have traveled extensively and have a long bucket list of future adventures – but their favorite place in the world is their own back deck.
Congratulations to Mike and each of this years Laureates for this well-earned honor and recognition! Thank you for making Topeka a great place to live, work, and play! (and do business!)
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