Matthew was born and raised in Chicago and is currently pursuing a career in the field of architecture. He is particularly interested in high-end residential, commercial, hospitality and commercial design. Having practiced in Los Angeles for 2.5 years, Matthew relocated back to his hometown of Chicago to focus on high-end residential design. His strengths include 3D modeling, particularly in Sketch Up, rendering techniques, post-render drawings,and has 10 years of AutoCAD Experience. He excels in Adobe Creative Suite and has a keen eye from graphics. Matthew is an excellent team player and works best in collaborative settings.
dSPACE Studio, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer + Marketing Lead
Contemporary single family residences, small commercial, interiors and landscape. Projects range from historic renovations, dwellings, and vacation homes
• Designing across all phases under supervision of licensed architects.Conceptual sketches through construction documents and project coordination. Meetings with clients, consultants, contractors and monthly site visits during construction administration
• Marketing Lead: Submitted and won three AIA Chicago Awards, manager of website, assistant on project photoshoots, lead photo editor, design and distribution of marketing materials, manager of Houzz and social media accounts. Received Houzz “Client Satisfaction Award” and “Best of Houzz” from 2010-2013.
Jensen + Partners, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate Project Manager/ Architectural Designer + Marketing Coordinator
Large scale master planning firm with expertise in project management and strategy, feasibility studies, campus master planning, medical programming and space planning
• Managed and drafted schematic programming, stacking and diagramming
• Coordinated and conducted user meetings with clients
• Site documentation of as-built conditions, site analysis, historic documentation, entitlements, local community approvals
• Designed housing typologies in schematic design, design development and early construction drawings
• Produced 2D and 3D drawings and renderings
Lindsay Associates, Glenview, IL, US, Architectural Intern
Matthew played an important role as an architectural intern at Lindsay Associates by aiding in the efforts in planning, designing and developing construction documents for high-end residential housing. Projects ranged from small backyard additions, a new boat garage and attached living quarters, to new custom homes.
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture
Minor: Architecture Digital Media
Summer Exhibition Selection- Spring 2011. Arizona State University, Nomination
Design Excellence Nomination, Fall 2010. Arizona State University, Nomination
CSI Design Competition Selection- Fall 2009. Iowa State University, Nomination