7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700


Community Involvement

American Institute of Architects (Member)

AIA Southern Arizona Chapter, President  2016-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


States of Arizona and Kentucky

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
$84 Million, 18 Story, Multi-Use Building includes One Retail Floor, Seven Parking Levels consisting of 500 Spaces and Five 30,000 GSF Class A Office Levels, Four Residential Levels with 120 Apartments and a Roof Level Restaurant and Terraces

Rio Nuevo – TCC Renovations
Project Manager and Owners representative for $65m renovations of the Tucson Convention Center, Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater, and restoration of the Eckbo Landscape.

Rio Nuevo – Sunshine Mile Urban Overlay District
Project Manager for the creation of a Urban Overlay District for the full two miles of Broadway Blvd from Euclid to Country Club to promote economic revitalization and sustainable urban infill.

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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