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Michael Frew, AIA, NCARB


Citadel Contractors, Inc.

Michael is an Architect at Citadel Contractors, Inc in North Carolina. With 10+ years in the Tilt-Up industry, Michael currently leads Citadel’s design department and is President of TCA’s Tilt-Up Leaders of Tomorrow (TILT.) As a part of Citadel’s design-build team, he has helped expand their use of BIM as a powerful tool for collaboration and coordination while working through different building types such as multi-story office buildings, schools, theaters, and medical buildings. Outside the office, Michael enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and 4-yr old son while trying to get to the beach as often as possible.

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Contact Information

Michael Frew, AIA, NCARB
3405 Apex Peakway
Apex, NC 27502-5757 US
(919) 362-5122


Citadel Contractors, Inc.
Join Date: August 1, 1997
Expiration Date: December 31, 2024
Primary Contact: Glenn Doncaster

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Event Participation

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2024
January 2024 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2023 - Tampa
September 2023 | Tampa, Florida (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2023
January 2023 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

January 2023 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2022 - Denver
October 2022 | Denver, Colorado (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Future Think 3.0
May 2022 | Chicago, Illinois (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Jubilee at Topgolf - 2022
January 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

January 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2021 - St. Louis
September 2021 | Saint Louis, Missouri (Attendee)

Architectural Finishes Roundtable Series
May 2021 (Attendee)

TILT Work Day
January 2021 (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2020 - Virtual
October 2020 (Attendee)

Leading During a Crisis
April 2020 (Attendee)

Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee - 2020
February 2020 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2019 - Atlanta
September 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia (Attendee)

Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee - 2019
January 2019 | Las Vegas, Nevada (Attendee)

BigWig Lunch Talk: Tim Manherz
July 2018 | GoToMeeting, (Attendee)

Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2017 - Miami
September 2017 | Miami, Florida (Attendee)

Committee Membership

Mentoring Program Task Group (TILT)
January 2021 - December 2022 (Chair)

Tilt-Up Cyber Roundtable
January 2021 - Present (Member)

Tilt-Up Industry Leaders of Tomorrow Board of Directors
January 2021 - December 2023 (President)

Convention Host Committee - Virtual
May 2020 - December 2020 (Member)

Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Jury
January 2020 - December 2022 (Juror)

Technical COE
January 2019 - December 2020 (Member)

Networking COE
January 2019 - December 2020 (Vice-Chair)

Tilt-Up Industry Leaders of Tomorrow
January 1970 - December 2022 (Co-Chair)


Tilt-Up Today - Slides, Slabs, and Millennials, Oh My!
Volume 29 Issue 3 - (Author)