Mitchell Freedman, AIA, NCARB \\ Principal


Mitch Freedman, AIA founded The M Group and for over thirty years was responsible for all facets of the practice including marketing, design, production and administration, as well as overseeing all corporate operations and the firm’s path forward. Since 1987, under Mitch’s leadership and more recently the leadership of the four current Owners / Co-Managing Partners, The M Group has grown to a staff of nearly 30 professionals, annually designing over four-million square feet of commercial office and data center complexes, and corporate interiors.

Still partially active with The M Group, Mitch consults with the Partners on strategic initiatives, as well as the ongoing efforts to produce excellent architecture and interior architecture. His energy also goes to photographing, processing and printing digital images. Designing and producing wood furniture and fixtures also remains an ongoing passion.

Prior to founding The M Group, Mitch was an Associate with Zinser & Dunn. Earlier in his career, he worked with Pietro Belluschi & Associates and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Mitch currently lives in Reston, Va. with his wife, Susan. Their children Ben and Courtney both also live in Virginia. Outside of the office, Mitch enjoys mixing golf, traveling and photography.

Mitch’s Favorite…

Quote: “The best way to improve at golf is to start at a younger age.”

Food: King Crab, Ribs & Dark Chocolate

Team: Tie – Detroit’s Tigers and Lions, Washington’s Nationals

Architect: Richard Meier