Michael Nelms, associate C2C architectural designer and C2C-homes facilities fabrication director, has been designing spaces and metal fabricating for the past 25 years. Received an AA degree from PJC-Pensacola Junior College in 1989, BA in Architectural Design from UF-University of Florida in 1994, and then a MA-II from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). While graduate school in Los Angeles he also worked with internationally recognized firms Roto Architects and JPA- Jones Partner Architects. Following his graduation from SCI-Arc in 1999 he founded the LA based design firm HYPE-ARC and began teaching, college level, architecture course at OTIS and SCI-Arc. In 2004 he acquired his General Contractors License in the State of California and also received his AWS certification in Structural Welding. While practicing architecture and fabricating architectural exhibitions, and sculptures for other architects in LA he receive several awards from the AIA (1997, 2004, & 2005). His career shifted in 2004-05 to Honolulu, Hi with interest in the ocean, in which, he acquired his 100-ton USCG Merchant Marine License and began working on the water for a few short years. Unable to stop thinking about design, in 2006, he found himself back on land working with Hawaii based design-build firm C2C-Concept to Completion owned and founded by Karl Mench. In 2010 C2C-homes was created as a branch of C2C, which was formed as a modern exploration of contemporary Predesigned/Prefabricated dwellings for the Hawaiian Islands. Outside of work he finds enjoyment in surfing, motorcycles, and building furniture.