7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700

Community Involvement

American Institute of Architects (Member)

AIA Southern Arizona Chapter, President Elect 2015-Present

Cornerstone Building Foundation, Board Member – Past President, 2015-Present

Tucson/Pima County Historical Commission, Mayor’s Appointee, 2016-Present

Tucson/Pima County Historical Commission, Plans Review Subcommittee, 2016-Present

Michael Becherer AIA, LEED AP


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky, 1993


State of Arizona

Professional Experience

Michael has worked with several architectural firms in Arizona and Kentucky since 1998, and was a general contractor from 1993 to 1998. This wide range of experience has given Michael the skill to effectively manage projects from programming through final close out.

Michael has focused primarily on public work for most of his career, completing a wide range of projects from Higher Education, Public Safety, and Public Works. Michael enjoys working with clients to understand their process, and uses this understanding to inform various design solutions to support the clients vision and project goals.

Michael joined Swaim Associates in 2016 and became a principal in 2019.

Highlighted Projects

75 E Broadway
New Class “A” Office Building in downtown Tucson featuring 150K sf of office, 30K sf of Retail and 350 Stall Secure Structure. The project is a collaboration between Rio Nuevo, Pima County, the City of Tucson and JE Dunn Construction.

Tucson Convention Center, Hockey Locker Room Renovation/Addition
$8 Million, 25,000 SF Renovation and Addition to the Tucson Convention Center to accommodate the Tucson Roadrunners while the facility was in use. Design and Construction completed in 6 months. MPA Common Ground Award Winner 2016

Greyhound Terminal Relocation
$1 Million, 3,000 SF Bus Terminal, completed Design and Construction in under 11 months. MPA Common Ground Award Winner 2017

City of Tucson Environmental Services Container Maintenance Facility
$4 Million, 24,000 SF, Maintenance Facility specialized for the Repair and Replacement of Environmental Services Containers



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