Andrew Matia

Andrew Matia

Portland, OR, US



Architectural Designer. 
Born in 1992.
Raised in exotic Portland, OR.
Based in Philadelphia, PA.
Pursuing M.Arch @ PennDesign. 

Design Obsessed. 
Future Forward.
Exploring Flatlands.
Creating Dreamlands.



GBD Architects, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Intern

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Maeta Design, LLC, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

New York based design studio using narrative methods and algorithmic processes to conceive space. Worked underneath design principles on boutique hotel maintaining tight construction schedule. Responsibilities included 3D modeling, rendering and producing shop drawings for fabrication.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Free-Lance Designer, Portland, OR, US, Designer

I design things for people in both digital and analog mediums. Focused primarily on designing to communicate compelling narratives; executed in both place-making and graphic elements.

Sep 2012 - May 2017

Pitchdark Chocolate, Portland, OR, US, Graphic Designer

A Portland, OR crafter compelled to forge a new, yet authentic manner for understanding chocolate. Collaborated directly with the owners to design and develop corporate identity including, but not limited to graphic design, copywriting and product packaging. Directed implementation across analog and digital platforms and media.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Innovative Construction & Painting, Portland, OR, US, Laborer

A construction general contractor with over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial building, remodeling and painting. Performed a variety of day to day actives on job site including: prep work, painting, light timber framing and decking.

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2016 - current

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Apr 2015


AIA Northwest and Pacific Region - Citation Award, 1st Place

WeavePDX received a citation award granted by the American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region at their annual Honors and Awards Program in the fall of 2016. Thirteen students from the region’s Schools of Architecture were recognized for their submission to the Student Design Awards competition.


2015 George Nakashima Design Build Award, 1st Place

Awarded on the basis of faculty nominations in order to recognize a student who has shown leadership and a high level of participation in school design/build efforts.


Areas of Specialization