Michael Pyatok

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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.[1] 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.

Pyatok was elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1995.


  • Pyatok, Michael, Jones, Tom, and Pettus, William, Good Neighbors: The Design of Affordable Family Housing, McGraw-Hill, New York 1995, ISBN 0-07-032913-3


  1. ^ "Affordable Housing: Michael Pyatok". University of Washington Academic Department. Retrieved Apr 7, 2009. 

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