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Mike Nicklas, FAIA, President
Michael Nicklas graduated from NC State University with a
Bachelor of Architecture and has been the President of
Innovative Design since the firm was established in 1977.
Mr. Nicklas has served on the board of directors of the NC
Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), American Solar Energy
Society (ASES) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
every year from 1979 to 2005. While serving on these boards,
he led many significant efforts from implementing solar tax
credits in the NC legislature to supporting energy-efficiency
and solar energy included within the UN Earth Summit's
Agenda 21. In promoting solar energy, Mr. Nicklas has met
with the heads-of-state of eight countries and presented
lectures and organized conferences around the globe to
educate and encourage sustainable energy.
Mr. Nicklas' extensive knowledge of solar and architectural
design has led him to become a valued resource in these areas.
Appointments have included NC Energy Policy Council, UNC
Kenan-Flagler Business School Advisory Board, NC Solar Center
chairman, US Office of Technology Assessment Renewable
Energy Advisory Board, AIA Committee on the Environment
Steering Committee, NC Trade and Industrial Education
Advisory Committee, NC Governor's Task Force on Solar Law,
NC Department of Public Instruction Solar Advisory Committee
and ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 Schools
Committee representing AIA.
Mike Nicklas, FAIA