Mike Gala is an architect who received his Bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and his Master's degree in Architecture from Catholic University. He has 20 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors. For the last seven years, Mike has been working at the Department of the Navy in the Naval Facility Engineering Command (NAVFAC) here in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, he was the senior architect for the SmithGroup and he worked on the design of the Bryant Annex.