Matthew earned his Master of Architecture degree from the Washington University in St. Louis Graduate School of Architecture. He graduated with Honors, and was the recipient of the Full-Tuition Scholarship. In addition, he received his Bachelor of Design (Major in Architecture) from the University of Florida where he was awarded the Paul and Harriette Franklin Scholarship for academic performance.
He is currently a designer at Esocoff & Associates Architects in Washington, DC and is working toward professional licensure.
Matthew is experienced in a variety of design techniques such as digital and physical drafting, diagramming and model-making, 3-D rendering, delivering clear design presentations, and thorough site and program analysis.
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Esocoff & Associates | architects, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect
Currently participating in the on-going, collaborative design of the Hine Project, a mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Washington, DC's historic Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Responsibilities include collaborating directly with project and design architects on the further development, design, and detailing of the office component (7 story, 180,000 G.S.F. office building + retail)
Producing and developing construction documents, drawings and renderings for client presentations, and 3D computer models for design and presentation purposes
Coordinating drawings with multiple consultants on a regular basis
Meeting and working with material and product representatives from various disciplines
JEMA, Saint Louis, MO, US, Freelance Website Designer + Photographer
Provided design services for overall concept and presentation of company website.
Participated in site visits for both under-construction and completed projects for purposes of photographing and documenting work for company website and portfolio.
Prepared and enhanced photographs, renderings, and drawings for website.
TOTeMS Architecture, Sarasota, FL, US, Freelance Designer
Provided design and rendering services for initial concept images of new Sarasota County History Center.
Conceived conceptual images while working within design and programmatic restraints as requested by architect
Architects Design Group, Winter Park, FL, US, Intern Architect
Enhanced, prepared, and illustrated images, floor plans, and site plans for 20 completed, near-completed, or speculative projects for inclusion in a new company portfolio: Public Safety Architecture.
Resulted in published work and book received the 2011 Gold Axiom Business Book Award
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
Graduated with Honors
Full-Tuition Scholarship Recipient
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Design
Graduated Magna cum Laude
Paul and Harriette Franklin Scholarship Recipient
Dean’s List Recipient
Full-Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship
Each year, the Graduate Admissions Committee selects one member of the incoming class as the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship for the duration of their degree program. Selection is made on the basis of academic record, strength of portfolio, and professional promise.
Paul & Harriette Franklin Scholarship, Scholarship