Prior to founding M O D O, Michael Ong gained several years of experience at the internationally awarded firm Andrew Maynard Architects – where he became Associate Director during this period he was involved in projects such as the KLCC towers, MOOKS store, HouseHouse, Domino House, Monash P.A.C, Sense Office and Portable Parks project.
Michael Ong has won the Intergrain Timber Vision Award for Hans House (residential category), has been named in Italian Architectural Journal CASABELLA as one of its international architects under 30 and is the 2013 SOYA Award winner for the Architecture and Interior Category.
Michael’s work has been published internationally. Most notably, his conceptual silo regeneration work in MARK magazine, Dwell Asia ( where he was selected as one of the seven experts to discuss the future of design) and HOUSES magazine.
He is also a sessional design tutor at the University of Melbourne. Michael Ong was born in Melbourne and holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Melbourne and is a registered Architect.