Senior Staff

Michael Beckson, CID, IIDA, Founding Principal
Michael Beckson founded BDA in 1985, and has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of commercial planning and design. His commitment to excellence and hands-on principal involvement is evidenced in all aspects of BDA's work and level of service. BDA, under Michael's leadership, has not only developed a strong client following, but has become a leader in the design community as well.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Oklahoma, Environmental Design, School of Architecture, and has a fine arts background. Michael is a certified interior designer in the State of California, and is a professional member of IIDA. In addition to being widely published and the firm's projects being a recipient of design awards, Michael served as a jurist for IIDA and AIA Interiors student competitions and for the Doc Awards, for the Frank Lloyd Wright Freeman House restoration committee. He currently serves on the board of directors of the non-profit agency, Affordable Living for the Aging (ALA).