Matthew Vibberts

Matthew Vibberts

Blacksburg, VA, US



I am currently a fourth year architecture student pursuing a five-year undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and Urban Studies. I have committed myself to volunteer work within my local community and around the world. Learning by doing and discovery of different cultures and humanity is a priority for me. I recently completed an architecture study abroad program, which provided the opportunity to travel to and experience ten European countries. My hands on projects range from designing and constructing a backyard fishpond to a health clinic in El Canton, Honduras, to an international award winning sustainability project, lumenHAUS. Pursuing a career in public interest design is my passion and priority.


Gregg Wies & Gardner Architects, LLC, North Haven, CT, US, Summer Intern

-Built initial conceptual models, further detail models and site models for a theater renovation project. Theater, located in an old warehouse in a food terminal, has two theaters with renovations done to main stage (400 seats). The primary objective of renovation was to enhance patron comfort with new, roomier seating in the theatre, a larger lobby, an updated bar, technology upgrade, new exterior facade to embrace industrial nature of the area, new heating and air conditioning system and new lighting grid to allow designers more flexibility.
-3D modeler for theater project from beginning to end. Programs used: Rhino & Vray.
-Generated interior and exterior renderings of theater project from the initial phase to final outcome.
-Attended client meetings in and out of office, including many site visits for initial measuring.
-Learned more about client-architect relationship, organization & daily operations of a firm, deadlines & expectations, office dynamics.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Aug 2009 - current


GAB Healthcare Center Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Top 5 in the 2012 GAB (Global Architecture Brigades) Competition Healthcare Center Design Competition for El Canton, Honduras.


lumenHAUS Awards, Award

Recipient 2012 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture; Placed 1st overall in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010; Placed 1st in the Architecture competition in the Solar Decathlon Europe; Placed 3rd in the Communications competition in the Solar Decathlon Europe


First and Second Year Architecture Competitions, Honorable Mention

- Honorable Mention awarded for first and second year architecture competitions; 4th out of 100 students

First Year - "Design a cube of ???"

Second Year - "Design a chapel by a lake"


Rank of Eagle Scout, Award