Mitchel Sorin, Principal AIA LEED AP

Mitchel Sorin is a certified green building architect in the Asheville, NC area.Mitchel Sorin is the principal owner of Sorin Architecture, PLLC.  With over 25 years experience with award-winning architectural firms in the design industry, Mitchel established his own practice in 1994 to provide planning and design solutions to residential and commercial clients with a focus on sustainable environmentally –responsible design.

With his experience at award-winning firms in Atlanta and western North Carolina, Mitchel Sorin brings a broad scope of expertise and knowledge to his practice having been directly involved in the planning and design of a variety of building types.  He has a substantial knowledge of the adaptive re-use of existing buildings as well as other sustainable building technologies, including passive solar design, energy efficiency, and natural daylighting.  Mitchel is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council, the WNC Green Building Council, a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a LEED accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  He is a past adjunct professor at Western Carolina University, has published several articles on straw bale construction, and has been a guest presenter at various workshops and public forums on “green building”.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University in Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York.

Professional Experience

SORIN ARCHITECTURE, PLLC – Asheville, North Carolina
Principal Architect  (April, 1994 – present)

FOY,LEE,MOODY & ASSOCIATES - Waynesville,North Carolina
Project Manager (April,1990 - April,1994)

PETER H. HAND & ASSOCIATES - Atlanta, Georgia
Project  Architect (October,1987 - May,1990)

Project Architect (December,1983-October,1987)

Staff Architect (November,1980-December,1983)

Intern  Architect (September,1978-November,1980)


Bachelor of Architecture - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn,NY (June,1977)

Bachelor of Environmental Design - Miami University, Oxford,Ohio (June,1974)

Architectural Association - Miami University Study Program Abroad, London,England (Sept,1973-Dec,1973)


North Carolina, New York, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Western North Carolina Green Building Council

US Green Building Council