M L "Mike" Waller

Charrette Design Group Architects
2090 Woodrow St.
Mandeville, LA 70448


Mike Waller has been in the real estate and construction business since 1965 as a former real estate appraiser, broker, developer, contractor, and building materials retailer. As a Principal in the Charrette Design Group, he brings years of experience beginning in 1972 as a self-taught architectural designer and construction manager. He founded ML Waller Associates, a design/build firm specializing in small commercial and residential projects in Louisiana in 1978. "Details," a kitchen and bath design and building materials company was formed in 1979 in support of ML Waller Associates. He developed, designed, and built Beaumont Lane, a high density townhome and Garden Home community with period vernacular architecture, and Quail Run, an office condominium community with Modernist architecture in Baton Rouge, LA in 1979 through 1986. He relocated to central Florida in 1987 and founded the Charrette Design Group in 1991. He has performed design work for Windsor, Disney’s Celebration, designed an apartment complex in a DPZ TND, and designed and built several residences in Winter Park, FL.

Returning to Louisiana in 1999, he went back into developing in addition to design work. He organized a charrette team to redesign a strip shopping center in Baton Rouge, and designed and built several residences before developing, designing, and building a mixed use project in Mandeville, LA, which includes his personal live/work residence.

Mike’s work has been published in Southern Living, Veranda, The New Old House, Period Homes, and the Orlando Sentinel. The experience gained in these endeavors has proven to be invaluable in his career as an architectural designer. This diversified construction background and a passion for design have resulted in Waller's appreciation for Vernacular "Period" Architecture and a respect for the work that our forebears performed in construction and design. 

Mr. Waller was educated at Louisiana State University in Accounting, Economics, and the Liberal Arts. He holds a general and residential contractor's license in the State of Louisiana. He was accepted into the College of Traditional Practitioners of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism, whose patron is his royal highness, the Prince of Wales, in 20o9. He is a Professional member of The Institute of Classical Architecture. He is an approved Designer for Rosemary Beach, FL, Alys Beach, FL, Carillon Beach, FL, The Town of Lost Rabbit, Jackson, Mississippi, The Windsor Community in Vero Beach, Florida, and is an I'on Guild Master Designer for the I'On Community in Charleston, South Carolina. 

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