Michael Etzel joined WD Partners as SVP, Environments. Etzel is a classic design architect, bringing nearly 30 years of experience across many facets of design and architecture on a global scale, from fitness clubs, fashion retail, and corporate interiors to residential, food service, public spaces, and branded experiences.
He will be based in the growing Seattle office, working closely with teams across the across various offices, disciplines, and clients. He’ll oversee a portfolio of projects, ensuring total client satisfaction with WD’s environment design services.
His leadership will bridge strategy and client service through design and architecture, stewarding a multi-disciplinary approach.
Etzel has worked for several architecture firms — most recently at Gensler — in addition to owning an independent practice. His experience as a design director has enabled him to work on a variety of mixed-use and large-scale projects, managing large teams and complex programs while being responsible for design direction and client relationships.
He has also supported domestic and global brands such as Equinox, Crunch Fitness, Nike, Issey Miyake, Quizno’s, Coca-Cola, Disney, The NYC High Line, Sportsmen’s Lodge, and more.