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Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton

San Diego, CA, US

 

About 

Hello, my name is Matt Hamilton and I am a Design Professional focusing on Architecture, Urbanism, Built Environments, Aesthetics, Artwork, Technology and Sustainability.  I have recently spent much of my time in New York City, graduating with a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from the Pratt Institute’s GAUD program.  I previously worked for a variety of firms in the Southern California region, having earned my Bachelor of Architecture at Woodbury University in San Diego.  My experience comprises of working with major civic projects, mixed-use buildings, custom real estate, retail, residential blocks, public use and industrial complexes.  One of my design projects, the "Drawing Machine," was publicly exhibited at the opening show of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown San Diego.  I also have a substantial background in digital media, working extensively in 3D rendering and animation.

My architectural design inspirations have developed from multiple sources, most notably the sustainable  movement to integrate green systems into urban landscapes.  My ideals were solidified when meeting regularly with the independent university club, S.O.S. (Society of Sustainability), discussing and examining workable solutions for sustainable urban challenges.  An even greater perspective on how international policies, positions and laws shape local city landscapes were gained while participating in Woodbury’s 2006 Study Abroad program. New approaches to culturally and commercially responsible design were explored in urban conditions throughout Nanjing, China and Paris, France.  I have also had the opportunity to investigate many of the urban and social conditions that exist along the US border. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Jorge Ozorno Studio, Design Consultant

“Ocho Casas Verdes,” (8 Green Homes) Queretaro, Mexico:
• Renderings, 3D animations, and final presentation.

Mar 2009 - Jun 2009
 

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, Junior Architect

Vista Civic Center Team, Vista, CA:
• Massing models and conceptual sketches.
• Computer rendering and design.
• Physical models using 3D Z printer.
• Alternate building envelopes.

Internal Intranet System:
• Collaborative design and programming.
• Gathered internal resources and links.
• Organized firm pictures and image libraries.

Aug 2007 - Nov 2007
 

Urban Arena, Design Professional + Intern Architect

• Design of conceptual renderings and animations.
• Presentation boards and graphics.
• Conceptual designs for building exteriors.

May 2005 - May 2006
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Masters, GAUD

May 2010 - May 2011
 

Woodbury University, BArch, Architecture and Design

Woodbury University Study Abroad I 2006,
South East University, Nanjing, China.
Aubervillier Docks, Paris, France.

S.O.S. (Society of Sustainability)
A club of Architecture students who focus on the modern
development of sustainability and its application to the local
San Diego area.

Drawing Machine
Bryan Cantley & Cameron Crockett Design Studio

Woodbury University, San Diego, CA:
• ‘Directed Indeterminacy,’ kinetics, symbolism and Drawing
Machines in a performance...

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA:
• TNT ‘Where Art + Space Collide’

Woodbury University, Hollywood, CA:
• ‘Inversion’

May 2004 - May 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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