Matt Hopkins

Matt Hopkins

Washington, DC, US



A native and lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area, Matt Hopkins has planned, designed, detailed, and contracted over five million square feet of built architecture and development projects and designed another ten million square feet of development under entitlement.

A design architect and planner with extensive experience in preliminary site analysis, development criteria, neighborhood/site/shell/interiors/detail design, building and zoning code analysis, budgeting/estimating, value comparisons, construction management, LEED analysis, and implementation and community/neighborhood planning, Matt combines his wide ranging experience to push every project to achieve its greatest potential benefit to the community. A LEED certified designer since 2001, he has given a number of presentations on differing aspects of sustainable building and planning to the development industry and various jurisdictions.

This diverse experience culminates in an outstanding grasp of the intricacies of mixed-use buildings and the environments that surround them. When two, three, or four uses mixed vertically on a challenging urban site, Matt is the right architect for the job.

Matt is active in many industry organizations including the APA, AIA, NCARB, ULI, NAIOP, USGBC, EnviroDesign, National Building Museum, GSA, Habitat for Humanity, and the Assoc. Builders and Contractors.

In addition, Matt currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Gaithersburg in the Maryland suburbs of D.C. This experience of intensive involvement in the planning process from all sides of the development table continues to add to his understanding of a city’s growth process. From infill zoning policy to form-based mixed-use guidelines to the details of signage ordinances, Matt has worked on the entire mix of a city’s planning needs and has experienced the ramifications of enforcement and continual refinement of those policies.



Streetsense, Bethesda, MD, US, Director of Architecture

Sep 2006 - current


The Catholic University of America, BArch, Architecture & Planning

Jan 1988 - Dec 1993

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