Demar Matthews

Demar Matthews

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Demar Matthew is a Los Angeles based architectural designer,theorist, and creative. Demar is the founder and Principal of OffTop Design. He also works with A+D Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles as curator/exhibitions associate.

Born in Moreno Valley, CA Demar received his Bachelor’s from HBCU Lincoln University of PA, and his Master’s of architecture at Woodbury University where he was awarded the Graduate Thesis Prize for his project Black Architecture: Unearthing the Black Aesthetic. He believes that architecture Demar believes architecture and good design should not only be for the privileged. Every community deserves to be proud of the built environment around them, and the built environment around them should be based on the cultures of the people who live there; regardless of income, race, and gender.


Demar's Featured Articles on Archinect

A Black Architecture Education Experience , Tue, Apr 23 '19

Recently I experienced a changing incident with a professor who was reviewing my work alongside that of my classmates after a pin-up. He was excited about all the work and decided to issue individual comparisons to architects in the field. He went down the line commenting to my [white] ...

A Black Architecture Education Experience


Architecture + Design Museum (A+D), Los Angeles, CA, US, Exhibitions/Curator associate

Dec 2018 - current


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2017 - current

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Bachelors, biology/religion

Aug 2009 - May 2014


Graduate Thesis Prize Winner, 1st Place

I was awarded the Graduate Thesis Prize for 2020 at Woodbury University.


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