Matthew Berish

Matthew Berish

South Amboy, NJ, US



I am a Fifth year architecture student attending New Jersey Institute of Technology pursuing a Bachelor’s of Architecture. Design has always peaked my interest and presented a perfect outlet to apply my creative problem solving ideas while utilizing a strong sense of precision. In that regard, I continuously search for the best solution by thoroughly investigating all options and implementing the successful ideas. Through these qualities, I have adopted a leadership model that helps drive my motivation into an efficient and organized fashion that continues to reinforce my knowledge of design. 


YESTERcades, Red Bank, NJ, US, Key Holder

Assist with daily operations

Dec 2015 - current

K+B General Contracting / Maintenance, South Amboy, NJ, US, Apprentice

Assist in renovating properties

Jan 2007 - current

MBair / Entrepreneurship, South Amboy, NJ, US, Airbrush Artist

Design and paint various textiles

Jun 2006 - current

Funtime America, Eatontown, NJ, US, Floor Manager

Floor Manager - 2013-2015 - Supervise numerous employees and hire new employees.
Customer Service Technician - 2009-2013 - Assist customers with technical issues.

Mar 2009 - Nov 2015


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

A demanding education which includes both design and technical aspects of architecture.

Jan 2012 - current

Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, IT, BArch, Study Abroad

A Study Abroad program sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology. This program was not strictly placed in Siena but extended across many cities in Italy where I studied historical pieces of architecture through mapping exercises and graphical representation.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, US, Civil Engineering

An introduction to drafting software as well as the completion of core credits (general education)

Sep 2010 - Dec 2011


Work Featured in NJIT Design Showcase, Other

A design based project was selected and featured in NJIT's Design Showcase


Work Featured in Siena's City Hall, Other

A mapping and design based project was featured in Siena's City Hall for a renewal design of Madici Fortress


Work Featured in NJIT Super Jury, Other

A design based project was selected to be presented in NJIT's Super Jury


Work Featured in NJIT NAAB Accreditation, Other

A design based project was selected to be featured in NJIT's NAAB Accreditation process


Invisible Cities Competition, Honorable Mention

A NJIT hosted student design competition of one image that depicts an assigned reading without using architectural forms.


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