Director of Development


Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations and performance for Vie Development. Prior to joining Vie, Michael was Founder and CEO for Woods Development Group (WDG).  Mr. Woods founded WDG after leaving Moody Nolan, Ltd., where he was an Associate and Senior Project Designer/Design Manager.  Mr. Woods has also had the pleasure to work for NBBJ and Walt Disney Imagineering. While with NBBJ, Mr. Woods worked on complex multi-billion developments all over the world, including multiple mixed-use developments in Turkey and China. Mr. Woods’s experience with the world’s largest entertainment company (Walt Disney), gave him the opportunity to plan and develop some of the largest hospitality, retail, and theme park developments in the world.


Mr. Woods has more than twenty-five years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of diverse project types such as commercial, educational, cultural, religious, residential, and health care facilities. Mr. Woods exceptional design performance and strong client relationships, led to multiple national and international design awards. Mr. Woods’s work has been published in the top architectural periodicals, as well as been seen on the top architectural internet sites. Michael holds an B.S. degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University and a J.D. / M.B.A. from Capital University.

Michael is an award-winning designer with over 25 years of experience in the fields of architecture, construction, and real estate development.

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