Michael Booth is a Founding Principal of BAMO. With over 25 years of experience, Michael shares his time between hospitality and residential commissions. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House & Garden, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Metropolitan Home, Western Interiors, and Elite Traveler.
Raised and educated in Providence, Michael began his career as an interior designer at ISD in New York. In 1985 Michael moved to San Francisco to work for Charles Pfister. As the lead designer on a variety of interior projects, Michael was rewarded by being named an Associate of the firm within four years.
Michael co-founded BAMO in 1991 with Pfister colleagues Pamela Babey, David Moulton and Gerry Jue. As Principal-in-Charge, Michael is responsible for a wide range of projects with varying aesthetic requirements. Michael's deep knowledge of architecture and furnishings, influenced by his extensive travel and avid study, enables him to provide design solutions rich in detail and proportion.
Michael's hospitality experience includes full-scale renovations of Four Seasons Hotels in Boston and Houston and the recently unveiled Mansion on Turtle Creek; new construction projects include Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park; The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago; Estancia Hotel in La Jolla and Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Michael also directs many of BAMO's residential commissions including projects throughout California, including San Francisco, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, West Marin, Healdsburg, Napa, Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley, as well as Telluride, Colorado; and Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Michael received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2010 Michael and his fellow BAMO co-founders were inducted into Hospitality Design magazine’s Platinum Circle.