Michael Pyatok (born 1944) is an Oakland-based architect widely known for his expertise in the development and design of low-income and affordable housing. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Helsinki, Finland where he studied the housing policies of Scandinavia. Harvard University appointed him a Loeb Fellow in 1983 where he used the resources of the Business School and the Kennedy School for Public Policy to explore strategies for non-profits to develop decent and affordable housing in this age of shrinking public involvement. Although his practice is based in California, Pyatok is a professor of architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is co-author of Good Neighbors: The Design of Affordable Family Housing (1995). From 2003 to 2007 he headed a center devoted to housing at Arizona State University.