Carleton Hart has promoted Michelle Black to Principal. An integral part of Carleton Hart since 2016, Michelle’s 18 years of experience includes historic restoration, rehabilitation, and new construction, ranging from affordable housing to public facilities. Michelle has distinguished herself as a leader in affordable housing and community-based design work; work that is deeply influenced by her life-long commitment to social activism. This promotion honors not only her architectural accomplishments and excellence in client services, but also her dedication to mentoring staff and promoting equity both in the firm and in the wider profession. As the CHA Innovation Lab Director, Michelle researches a wide variety of topics looking to make links between often seemingly disparate items and find new ways to solve old problems. Michelle is a graduate of University of Kansas. In addition to being a member of the AIA, Michelle is a member of the Social Economic Environmental Design Network (SEED) and is a Certified Passive House Designer. Congratulations Michelle! Cheers!