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Matthew Wieber

Matthew Wieber

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

The Acceleration of Slowness

I believe in the precision and sensitivity of architecture's response to people, place and material. There is a slowness to which we design that is often times balanced by our reveries and desire for timelessness. Our slowness is accelerated by our endless heuristic efforts to craft and compose an architecture that resonates with its people and is rooted in its place. It is through this careful chaos that we find the beauty of architecture and of place, woven together by our thoughts, experiences and memories. It is only when we begin to slow down and become more attuned to our environments, our people and our thoughts that we will discover the harmony of all.

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Matthew graduated with honors from Marywood University School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He served as the Co-Founder of the schools sketching club, Student Teacher for the Architecture in Schools program and undergraduate researcher. Following graduation, Matthew regularly serves as an invited guest critic for design reviews at his alma mater.

He is the winner of the 2017 AIA COTE Top Ten Student Design Competition, a Finalist for the 116th John Stewardson Competition and has earned the AIA Pennsylvania Student Design Award, Merit Award for Architecture and Eagle Scout.

Matthew is presently working as an Architectural Designer at SMP Architects in Philadelphia, and is currently pursuing licensure in Pennsylvania.

Employment 

SMP Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

Sep 2018 - current
 

Gaudreau, Inc, Baltimore, MD, US, Intern Architect

Projects:
- Laboratory Renovation & Tenant Fit-out (multiple labs)
- Graphic / Logo Design + Portfolio Project Books (firm promotional materials)
- Office Branding Graphics/Collage
- Mixed-Use Planning + Feasibility Studies + Proposals (Baltimore / DC Area)
- Campus / Town Center Master Plan Studies
- Design Development / Construction Documentation for Parking Garage
- Design Development for Laboratory Facility

Jun 2017 - Sep 2018
 

Marywood University School of Architecture, Scranton, PA, US, Research Assistant

Worked with Professor Dr. Miguel Calvo Salve and three other students on furthering his Ph.D. research on “Light, Structure and Material. Presences in the work of Marcel Breuer”. Included 3D modeling and 3D printing Façades from IBM Building’s Boca Raton & La Gaude, and performing sun and shadow analysis.

Jan 2017 - May 2017
 

AIS + MUSOA SHINE Program, Wilkes-Barre, PA, US, Instructor

Teaching architecture, design, and modeling techniques and exercises at an after school program (SHINE) for elementary and middle school students. Hands-on learning activities and design exercises will inform and inspire younger students about the career and field of architecture and design

Jan 2017 - May 2017
 

Gaudreau, Inc, Baltimore, MD, US, Summer Intern

Summer Intern during the summer of 2015 and 2016.
- Schematic Design for University labs / classrooms
- Laboratory Planning + Renovations (multiple lab fit-outs)
- Permit / Construction Document Sets for small office tenant fit-outs
- Interior Design on renovation of office dining area
- Material Selection

May 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Education 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Cum Laude
Cumulative GPA: 3.768
Vice President & Co-founder of "Postcards From..." (Sketching Club) (2016-2017)
AIAS Member (2014-2017)
Volunteer Teacher at Architecture in Schools Program (AIS) (2017)

Aug 2012 - May 2017
 

ISI Florence International Studies Institute, Florence, Italy, BArch, Architecture

Study Abroad
Activities and Societies: Design Studio IX, Michelangelo, Italian, Drawing of the Human Figure
GPA: 4.00

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Awards 

AIA San Antonio Citation Award - Unbuilt, Award

Project "NURTURE: Lehigh Living Cultural Center" with Kurt Kimsey

2017
 

116th John Stewardson Memorial Scholarship Competition in Architecture, Award

Finalist / Honorable Mention: 10 day Design Competition open to the architecture schools of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (7 schools).

2017
 

AIA COTE Top Ten Student Design Competiton, Award

The competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts.

One of ten projects selected and displayed at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando and 2018 106th ACSA Conference in Denver.

Awarded to Kurt Kimsey and Matthew Wieber for their Project:
NURTURE: Lehigh Living Cultural Center

2017
 

AIA Baltimore Excellence in Sustainable and Resilient Design, Award

Project "NURTURE: Lehigh Living Cultural Center" with Kurt Kimsey

Commended for its "comprehensiveness and conceptual sustainable features pertaining to all the facts of sustainability: economic, political, cultural, social, and environmental."

2017
 

AIA Baltimore Unbuilt Award, Award

Project "NURTURE: Lehigh Living Cultural Center" with Kurt Kimsey

2017
 

Helping Hand Award MUSoA AIAS, Award

For demonstrating dedication and helpfulness to Marywood University School of Architecture (MUSoA) students and the AIAS Chapter.

2017
 

AIA Pennsylvania Student Design Award, Award

"The student award recognizes the exceptional scholastic achievement and future promise of a student graduating at the end of the current academic year. The student has proven to be proficient in both academics and design, and ready to take on the challenges and responsibilities of the work environment in an architecture firm."

- AIA Pennsylvania

2016
 

Freshmen Merit Award Winner for Architecture, Award

"For exemplary dedication to First year design studies in Architecture, demonstrated commitment to expansive design exploration, and for noteworthy overall Studio design achievement."

-Marywood School of Architecture

2013
 

Eagle Scout, Award

Achieved the highest rank of Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout Project included: designing and building 6 park benches and 3 picnic tables for South Branch Park, located in the historic downtown of Sykesville, Md.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills