Michael Hug Retires from Treanor

A leader in national sorority and fraternity housing design

Following a career of more than 40 years practicing architecture, Treanor Principal and Greek Life architect Mike Hug announced his retirement, effective August 1, 2023.

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, and a registered architect since 1984, Mike’s extensive experience in land planning, programming, design, space planning, contract documents, construction administration, and project management led to many successful projects for our clients. He provided strategic oversight for every Greek life project in the Alpharetta studio.

“Mike Hug exemplifies our core values and is always focused on building up those around him,” says Dan Rowe, President of Treanor. “He has positioned us as the leading firm in the Greek housing market nationally, and his expertise, attitude, and leadership will be dearly missed.”

Mike founded Hug & Associates, in 1992, at which he designed his first Greek Life project two years later. Mike quickly gained a national reputation as a leading expert in sorority and fraternity housing design. He is a regular speaker for Greek housing design topics, having presented at the MJ Sorority Housing Conference, Elevate Housing Conference, and the Fraternal Housing Association Conference.

In 2018, Hug & Associates was acquired by Treanor. The resulting combined Greek Life portfolio is the largest and most experienced in the country, with more than 175 sorority and fraternity housing projects, including new houses and renovation and addition projects.

Mike’s notable projects include:

  • Kappa Sigma fraternity house at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sigma Kappa sorority house at the University of Florida
  • The Oconee Clubhouse at Reynolds Plantation
  • Teasley Place Mixed Use in Alpharetta, Georgia

“I value the personal friendships I have made throughout my career,” says Mike. “The best part of my job has been working with Greek organizations to improve the experience for fraternity and sorority members. I believe that our designs have transformed Greek Life on campuses throughout the country, and I am truly proud of that accomplishment. I am leaving Greek Life at TreanorHL in excellent hands.”

Mike will be greatly missed at Treanor, but he is leaving the Special Interest Housing studio and Greek Life design team in capable hands with the leadership of Steve Malin, Principal at Treanor.

“Mike has left a legacy of professional practice and customer service that we are honored to uphold,” says Steve. “I am confident our future projects will build on the expertise Mike helped to develop—expertise that ensures our projects are competitive and compelling for modern university housing.”

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