A force of ingenuity, skill and a forward-thinking view of the built environment, Michael Diggiss and Associates (MDA) is regarded as one of the influential architectural and project management firms in The Bahamas.
Formed in 2007, the firm specializes in Architecture and Project Management and has been at the forefront of many notable projects in The Bahamas including his role as the Lead Consultant and managing architect for the new Critical care Block for the Princess Margaret Hospital and as the Architect on record for the $1.5 billion Albany development.
Michael Diggiss, owner and principal of the firm, has more than 25 years of architectural and managerial experience under his belt. Diggiss is a founding member of the Construction Seminar Group (CSG), which specializes in organizing and facilitating seminars and workshops on issues related to the built environment. He is a Certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and also a member of the Institute of Bahamian Architects (IBA) as well as the International Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Before MDA, Diggiss served as managing director and project manager for more than 10 years overseeing the construction of several multi-million dollar projects which include most notably the $750 million Atlantis Phase II and the College of the Bahamas' $7.5 million Phase I northern campus project.
He completed his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada in 1985 and in 1994 he went on to complete a Professional Certification Program (PMP) in Project Management with the Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania (Ottawa Canada site).
In 1997 he completed a Master's degree in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University (Nassau Bahamas campus) and in that same year, he became a registered architect for the Professional Architects Board in Nassau Bahamas and served on the board's Disciplinary Committee in 2002.
An avid reader and mentor, Diggiss has also taught courses on an array of subjects including, Hotel Planning and Design, Management, Human Resources, MIS and Operations Management
He is a Doctoral Student with the Taos Institute/Tilberg University, and co-developer of Festival in the workplace (FITW), a process for personal and organization transformation.