Matthew Emerson

Matthew Emerson

North Canton, OH, US



I am someone who is passionate about practicing Architecture. I hope to one day become a registered architect after obtaining all my IDP hour and my master's degree from an accredited architecture college. I enjoy project management, urban and master planning, creating 3D rendings with one of the many programs I know.

In my spare time I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, playing computer games, and playing Hockey.


Four Points Architectural Services, Akron, OH, US, Graduate Architect

While earning IDP Hours, I assisted the principles of the firm with multiple projects for completion of design and construction.

Apr 2012 - Nov 2012

United Architectural Metals, North Canton, OH, US, CAD Designer and Project Estimator

While earning IDP hours, my responsibilities included the assistance in estimation of Curtain wall assemblies for a variety of construction types. I was also responsible for assisting with the creation of fabrication drawings and details to create the components of the curtain wall system.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

Simpad LLC, Goshen, IN, US, Architectural Designer and Drafter

Contracted through Aerotek. I used Simpad's Blackpoint software with AutoCAD Architecture to update and create construction documents for Residential building contractors such as Oakwood Homes, Touchstone Homes and Inland Homes.

May 2010 - Jan 2011

Stony Creek Metropark, Shelby Township, MI, Grounds Maintenance

Seasonal Job I maintained while going to school for Architecture. I up-kept and maintained the park grounds. I also assisted with landscape design within the park.

May 2006 - Apr 2010

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, Team Leader and Architectural Design Assistant for a Grant Project

I was a personally-selected LTU senior; I helped to design a small urban park space for Detroit’s Hope District. Client asked for urban agriculture and sustainability in park, while maintaining space for parking; with the use of found and donated materials from community.

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009

Ghafari Associates, Dearborn, MI, US, Office Services Intern

Assistant to three principles as well as numerous architects and engineers, providing support and plotting services to the staff as needed.

Jun 2008 - Dec 2008


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, US, BArch, Architecture

Building Systems, Structures, Environmental Systems, Design Studios

Aug 2006 - Dec 2009

Macomb Community College, Warren, MI, US, Pre-Architecture and General Studies

General Studies

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township, MI, High School, General Studies

General Studies and Architectural Drafting Classes

Aug 2001 - Jun 2004


Trustee Scholarship, Scholarship

Received Trustee Scholarship from Lawrence Technological University for my outstanding GPA from Macomb Community College


Areas of Specialization