Matus Ferguson

Matus Ferguson

New York, NY, US

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My favorite saying is being an architect is like being a dentist living in a mouth. I have felt like this since I was a child, always analyzing and yearning to re-design the environment around me.  Being from a very rural area in the Appalachian Mountains I only knew one architect in our county.  Thus, I took inspiration from boat designs, old barns, and the modest pine cottages across the countryside of NC. I knew that one day I wanted to draw these edifices for my life’s work.

I received a scholarship to Berea College and studied Industrial Arts and Design. As a liberal arts school it was a smorgasbord of class offings that introduced you to the design process, I hardly got my feet wet. My mid twenties was a beautiful and explorative period spent farming, working carpentry and landscaping, and traveling. At the age of 27 I decided it was time to get my Masters of Architecture and to begin a career that would fulfill me for the decades to come.

People describe me as highly creative and hard working. Sustainability and a sense of meaning seem to come out through my work. I enjoy collaborating with others and cultivating a positive work culture. I am well experienced in Revit and Adobe Creative Suite, I can also work in auto CAD and Sketch up, and I often transfer drawing between multiple platforms. I am interested in how coding will effect architecture of the future and I am learning Dynamo and Grasshopper. My sketching style is quick, expressive, and effective.

Thanks you for learning more about me and I hope to hear from your firm soon,




Di Domenico & Partners, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Junior Designer responsible for design, design development, drafting, construction documents, field verifications, and rendering. The firms main focus is NYC transportation and education. My main project was setting up the construction documents for four raise line metro station renewal projects on the J and Z lines between Woodhaven and Cypress Hills.

Dec 2017 - May 2018

FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Intern

Full time internship with leading Latin American design firm, Fernando Romero Enterprises. Main focus on a 65 story mixed use tower on Anvinda de la Reforma. Skills gained include extensive Rhino modeling, highly detailed physical models, and design development submittals of facade, columns, and circulation of observatory.

Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

New City Design, Raleigh, NC, US, Architectural Intern

Architectural Intern for New City Design, a medium-sized architecture and interiors firm based in Raleigh, NC. Skills gained include Auto CAD detailing of plans and elevations, schematic design in SketchUp, and field measuring.

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

NCSU, Raleigh, NC, US, NCSU Research Assistant, BIM Modeling

Research assistant for a project lead by Professor Patricia Morgado analyzing the ancient Incan walls of Cuzco, Peru and representing them digitally through AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and Revit.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Alan Johnson Landscaping, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Landscaper,

Crew member of a landscaping company that specializes in native plantings.
Responsible for preparing and installing sites, maintaining sites, and collaborating with business and home owners on site design and layout.

Oct 2013 - May 2014

Chandler Design-Build, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Carpenter

Basic carpenter for a well-known green residential design-build firm. Responsible for framing and foundation work, siding and shingling, site maintenance, and roofing.

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013


NCSU, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Architecture

Accredited Masters of Architecture at the notoriously modern rooted NCSU School of Design. A program that seeks to balance practice and theory. The faculty has a high ration of practicing and licensed professionals who teach studio. Soon to graduate at the end of summer session, August 1st 2017!

Aug 2014 - Jul 2017

Berea College, Berea, KY, US, BArch, Industrial Arts

Industrial Arts undergraduate degree from renowned arts and crafts school, Berea College. Set in the foothills of Kentucky Berea seeks to educate Appalachian students who might not have been able to afford college otherwise. The college also has a large international population and believes strongly in the ideals of diversity, liberal arts, and global awareness. A great environment learn critical and creative thinking.

Sep 2003 - May 2007


Berea Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship Berea College.


Berea Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship Berea College.


Berea Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship Berea College.


Berea Tuition Scholarship, Scholarship

Full tuition scholarship Berea College.


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