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Michael S. Cole, Sr.

Image of Michael S. Cole, Sr., Managing Partner, ColeJenest & Stone

Michael S. Cole, Sr., 
Founding Partner Emeritus

Image of Michael S. Cole, Sr.
Michael S. Cole, Sr.

Michael Cole co-founded ColeJenest & Stone in 1988 and was instrumental in providing leadership for business development and operations. Since retirement from the firm in 2015, Mr. Cole remains predominately focused on higher education work and works closely with ColeJenest & Stone as a senior consultant. His career experience focused primarily on the public sector, including design of college and university campuses, healthcare and medical facilities, civic and streetscapes, planning, utilities, infrastructure and mixed-use as well as athletic facilities. He has extensive academic experience with work on more than 60 college and university campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. His award-winning projects include the UNC Chapel Hill Historic Preservation Landscape Master Plan and the Time Warner Cable Arena. He is personally engaged in a variety of high-profile projects and leads workshops and vision sessions for public and private work, including most recently the Appalachian State University Sanford Mall renovation. Mr. Cole is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  


ColeJenest & Stone is dedicated to exceptional client service and progressive design solutions. Striking a balance between art and science, ColeJenest & Stone offers a fresh, innovative approach to land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design. Our creativity is rooted in collaboration. We share the vision of our clients, and together we build environments to stand the test of time—beautifully.

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