Kersting Architecture

Founded by award-winning architect Michael Ross Kersting in 1995, Kersting Architecture seeks to enhance the lives of our clients and our community by offering thoughtful and progressive design solutions. We take care to understand the specific needs and desires of our clients as well as the physical and cultural characteristics particular to each project. By pursuing ideas that arise from these unique conditions, we strive to create places that are authenticprovocativemeaningful, and responsive. As Louis Kahn said, “Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.”.

Michael Ross Kersting, AIA – President

University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Arts – 1986
North Carolina State University, Master of Architecture – 1990
Alpha Rho Chi Medalist – NCSU 1990
Certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Member of the American Institute of Architects
Past President of the Wilmington Section of AIA North Carolina Serves on Professional Advisory Board at NCSU College of Design – School of Architecture

Michael was born and raised in the southern New Mexico town of Las Cruces. Inspired by the forts he built in the desert as a child, Michael went on to study architecture and received his first architecture degree from the University of New Mexico. After working in architecture firms in Albuquerque and Washington, DC, Michael found his way to North Carolina State University where he received his Master of Architecture. After a three year period designing custom homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Michael returned to North Carolina and founded Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, P.A. in 1995.

Michael truly enjoys the challenge of merging the specific preferences of each client with the unique attributes offered by a particular property. Approaching each project as a brand new challenge, Michael lead’s his group to design high quality award winning architecture that leaves a positive impression with the Owner and the environment on which it is built.

Michael is NCARB certified and is licensed to practice architecture in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and New Mexico.

LOCATION:  Wilmington, North Carolina