Mikael Avery, MArch, MS, OTR/L

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mikael Avery, M Arch, MS, OTR/L


901 Walnut Street
6th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Mikael Avery, MArch, MS, OTR/L

Visiting Assistant Professor


M.Arch, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania,
MSOT, Thomas Jefferson University

Recent Publications


  • National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist: Pennsylvania

Professional Societies

Member, American Occupation Therapy Association

Research & Clinical Interests

  • Intersection of design and healthcare
  • Impact of built environment on occupation
  • Adaptive equipment design
  • 3D printing and rehabilitation
  • Aging-in-place and transgenerational housing


Mikael Avery, M.Arch, MS, OTR/L, is an educator, design professional, and licensed occupational therapist. He has developed and taught graduate level design courses at several Philadelphia academic institutions on topics including: digital fabrication, industrial design, human factors, design research, clinical skills, and interdisciplinary health care innovation. For several years Mr. Avery ran draft works, llc., a design and digital fabrication studio focused on crafting custom, physical solutions to address client needs. Currently, as an occupational therapist, He works to create client-centered care plans that support an individual’s participatory goals while residing in their local community. Through his clinical and design work, teaching, and research, Mr. Avery is dedicated to bringing together the fields of design and healthcare in order to promote design that is focused on wellness, uncovers new opportunities to influence health, and reimagines the health care system.