Matthew Rodgers

Matthew Rodgers

Dunedin, FL, US



I am a recent graduate with a Masters Degree in Architecture from UNLV, which focused on Urban and Civic design. My thesis project was advised by Gensler Architects of Nevada, and utilized street performance and performance arts venues as an urban intervention for Downtown Las Vegas. The pedagogy of the Gensler Studio provided me with valuable experience in design methodology, skills in collaboration, teamwork, and idea sharing. I’ve heightened these skills as I’ve been working towards completing my IDP at a small firm in Clearwater Florida. This firm has provided me with experiences in all phases of the design process. 


Behar + Peteranecz: Architecture, Clearwater, Intern Architect

Worked on a range of projects from Commercial & Residential to signage and marketing as an Intern Architect. Took on projects at many different levels from Conceptual design to Construction documents and administration.

Jun 2013 - current

Talulah Boutique, Las Vegas, NV, US, Design Consultant

• Consultation, Conceptual Drawings; Including design drawings for custom designed shelving components.

Jun 2012 - Jan 2013

Gensler, Las Vegas, NV, US, Student Internship

• Model Building for Sahara SLS, Assistance on projects as Needed.

Sep 2011 - May 2012

Max Media Productions, Las Vegas, NV, US, Sr. Graphic Designer

• Client Relations, Graphic Design, Printing, Videography, Tech support

Apr 2008 - Jun 2010

UNLV Downtown Design Center, Las Vegas, NV, US, Student Internship

• Consultation, as-built drawings, design solutions, Production drawings, collaboration

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Las Vegas Awnings, Henderson, NV, US, Drafting/Designer

• Design, 3D Modeling, Drafting & Red Line Corrections, Client Rapport

Mar 2007 - Apr 2008


University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, MArch, Architecture

Architectural Design, Schematic Design, Programming, Construction Technologies, Urban Design, Civic and hospitality design projects.

Aug 2005 - May 2012

College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, US, Business/Marketing

Studies include Marketing, Business Law, accounting, as well as Management information systems.

Aug 2002 - May 2004


Gensler Town Square Initiative, Other

Thesis project was presented at an Urban Design conference in London, UK. This was done on behalf of Gensler Architects of Nevada.


ACSA Next 100 Years of Architecture, Other

Submitted "Spacebook" concept for design competition.


Best of Jury, 6th year Graduate Design Thesis, Nomination

Graduate Thesis project, "Performance Architecture" was selected as "best in show" for my graduate studio.


Silver Certificate, Award

Assisted in the NAAB Accreditation process for UNLV Graduate School of Architecture.


Manville Roof Design Competition - Finalist, 3rd Place

Finished 3rd place on a design competition for a restaurant roof design.


Las Vegas Arts District "Gateway" Design Competition, Other

Submission for the Las Vegas Arts District "Gateway" project.


Areas of Specialization