Spanning four decades, the architectural career of Gary Michael evolved through landscape architecture, interior design, and more recently full scope architecture. This has allowed him to develop a truly holistic creative approach. Beyond the commercial mandates realised, he has always maintained a keen curiosity to investigate the urban fiber particular to his city of residence. Thus, throughout his career, he has created installations and published memoirs illustrating the urban realities and evolution of Montréal. Many of the documents produced have been catalogued in the National Library and Archives of Quebec, the National Library of Canada, and the Canadian Center of Architecture. Particularly noteworthy is the Windhau condominium, the transformation of an inner city coal yard as awarded by the Institut Design Montréal for the innovative adaptation of traditional housing archetypes. Of modest dimensions this edifice is cited as significant recently built heritage by the city for the rejuvenation of central neighbourhoods.