Michael Hughes is passionate about infrastructure and the ways we are connected by highways, sidewalks, streets and buildings. He uses the development of the interstate highway system to talk about the gains and losses made in the name of progress, and challenges us to see beyond what’s on a map when making decisions about our community’s future.

Michael Hughes has 25 years of experience as a civil engineer, designing infrastructure for communities from redeveloped affordable neighborhoods to luxury resorts. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he earned a Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University and currently serves as a Principal and Project Manager at Thomas & Hutton in Savannah, Georgia.