Matt balanced a demanding athletic career as a member of the KU Men’s Basketball team while earning his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas in 2009. Upon graduation, Matt enrolled in graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis and was able to travel throughout South America and Southeast Asia as part of his studies. Graduating in 2011 with both a Masters in Urban Design and a Post-Professional Masters in Architecture, Matt returned to Kansas City to work with Helix.
Helix Architecture + Design, Kansas City, MO, US, Associate Architect
Matt’s responsibilities have included pre-design, schematic design, master planning, and construction documents. He has worked as a team member on various large-scale projects throughout Kansas City, including the UMKC Conservatory master plan and the master plan and schematic design phases of the Kansas City East Patrol Police Station.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design
Matt enrolled in the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall of 2009. Within the Urban Design Program, Matt participated in design studios led by Patricia Heyda and Paul Lukez that focused on: feasibility and sustainability issues for East St. Louis; high-speed rail manufacturing corridors in Somerville, MA; and urban redevelopment within Nanjing, China.
The following year, Matt continued on at Wash U. to earn his Post-Professional Masters in Architecture by focusing on both architecture and business / firm management. Matt spent the fall of 2010 studying urban issues in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then returned to the Flint Hills of Kansas with architect Wendell Burnette's graduate level design studio.
After working as a graduate teaching assistant for the undergraduate urban design studio in the spring of 2011, Matt participated in the Wash U.'s first ever Shanghai-based urban design studio with urban designers John Hoal of H3 Studios and Bing Bu of One Design Inc.
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture
National Champion - Men's Basketball, 1st Place