EP 333 | A Team with Michelle Burbidge

July 18, 2023

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Regardless of project size, every design professional must rely on quality trades to bring the project vision to life. As the project lead, you need to bring out the best in every team member, hold them to exacting standards and motivate them to go the extra mile. Not an easy task. However, when you have your A Team, you will work in harmony towards a single goal and a happy client.

In this episode we learn:

  • the power and advantages of using the BOD™ 15 for large projects
  • when you have buying power, your suppliers will work for you
  • always treat every trade on your project like a trusted advisor
  • sometimes being a good team player means more listening than speaking
  • ask for an expert opinion, that creates mutual respect.
  • to build a relationship, get to know your trades outside their role on the job
  • give credit to the tradesperson when they’ve come up with a great solution



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About Michelle Burbidge

Michelle Burbidge is the owner and principal designer at M. Burbidge & Co.  Michelle is known for bringing a fresh eye and a storied look to high end custom homes and distinctive commercial projects.  She believes all design decisions should be made with conviction, keeping quality and longevity in mind.  Michelle creates rooms that live just as beautiful as they look and always reflect the lifestyle and personality of her clients.

Custom lighting with personality has become a passion and essential element of all of Michelle’s designs.  Her expertise in lighting design has led to a collaboration with Ciana. In 2022, Michelle joined Wohali, an exclusive golf resort community in Utah.  As the principal designer at Wohali, she will lead the design of 500+ homes, restaurants, spas, and amenity buildings.


Instagram | @mburbidgeco.com and @cianalighting

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