Matthias Slavens

Matthias Slavens

New York, NY, US



I am a graduate from Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture and Planning program with a Post-Professional Master’s Degree in Architecture. I earned my Professional Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from The Pratt Institute with a minor in German Language Studies from University of Alaska - Anchorage. I have five years relevant working experience in the State of New York and abroad in retail, educational, healthcare and residential architecture.


Ralph Lauren Store Development, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

I was in charge of three Ralph Lauren stores including: a renovation of an existing RRL store in Aspen, a new Polo Store concept in Moscow and a feasibility study of an existing Luxury store in Paris. It was my responsibility to ensure that the classical detailing for each project was executed with the highest level of precision and quality.

Nov 2015 - Aug 2016

Gertler & Wente Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Staff Architect

I completed construction documents and executed construction administration for a 8,000 sf. medical practice for NYU Langone, a 15,000 sf. rehabilitation clinic for New York Hospital Queens in Jackson Heights and a 5,000 sf. addition to the NYU Perlmutter Cancer treatment center that included exam rooms, an administrative suite and a procedure room.

In tandem with the ongoing healthcare projects, I worked closely with other studio designers to complete the construction documents of a Porsche retail store on Madison Avenue, three Tiffany & Co. stores in Canada, Mexico and The Bahamas as well as a small residential guest house in upstate New York. I consider my time at Gertler & Wente a period of immense professional growth where I learned, through practice, the fundamentals of project management and construction drawing development.

Mar 2014 - Nov 2015

Andersen Miller, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Gained valuable experience in programming, construction drawings and construction administration. Working solely with the principal of the firm I was responsible for the surveying of existing historic buildings, academic programming that outlined the relationships between learning, administrative and circulation spaces, the construction documents sets for three different charter schools, as well as, the design and construction administration for the main office headquarters of the charter school network in Brooklyn. Working directly with the principal of the firm gave me tremendous insight into the various legal and administrative aspects of architectural practice.

Oct 2012 - Mar 2014

Jeffrey Berman Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern/Junior Architect

I composed feasibility studies and design development sets for project bidding and client meetings. I implemented new layouts for several radiological and surgical facilities, including a renovation and MRI addition to an existing patient courtyard at the Allen Hospital in the Bronx.

Oct 2011 - Nov 2012


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, MArch, Theory

Post-Professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Graduate Award & Teaching Associate, Architectural Theory and Print Media Studies

May 2010 - Jun 2011

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

First-Professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) with honors Dean’s List, President’s List, Outstanding Merit and Pratt Circle Award

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (B.Science) with German Studies Minor (Transfer Student) Dean’s List, Portland Scholars Award

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007


Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Pratt Institute


Hartell Award, Grant

Cornell University


AIGA Design Award, Scholarship

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship


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