All Lectures will occur at 7 pm. and will be presented virtually on the scheduled date. Check-in and Reception - 6:15 pm


Michael Sørensen is Design Director and Partner at Henning Larsen, leading the firm’s New York office and projects in North America, which currently total over 10 million square feet in design and under construction. Henning Larsen is an international studio for architecture, landscape, and urbanism. The firm works holistically, creating the setting for transformative ideas to be developed for each project. Henning Larsen, based in Copenhagen, is one of the leading design firms in Europe.

The firm has designed many iconic projects, including Cockle Bay Park and the Biotope, Kiruna City Hall and Vejlands Kvarteret, and the Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre (in collaboration with Olafur Eliasson). The firm has been recognized with many design awards including the International Architecture Award, Architizer A+ Awards (finalist), Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award and the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.

As Design Director responsible for several large-scale projects, Michael works with large, multinational teams of consultants and clients to maintain a strong concept throughout all phases of design. Michael’s leadership on all projects shows his belief that at its core, architecture is about creating spaces that foster human relations. His first project to be completed in North America, the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business, was recently praised by the Dean as “remarkably vibrant with a welcoming energy, values attributed to the design and magnified during the (Covid-19) pandemic.”

The recently completed Public Service Building in Minneapolis was declared by the Star-Tribune to be “one of finest works of contemporary architecture that downtown has seen in years, perhaps generations.” Currently, Michael is leading the design of various civic, cultural, mixed-use, and higher education projects throughout North America including the Raleigh Civic Tower in North Carolina, Amazon’s new Boston offices and Performing Arts Center in the Seaport District, the University of Toronto Mississauga´s ACT Building, the Etobicoke Civic Centre in Toronto, and the Downsview Framework Plan, the largest development underway in North America and the Goldman Sachs headquarters in Dallas.