Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller

San Clemente, CA, US

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I am a Licensed Architect, focused on designing and developing projects that grow into a financial legacy for my clients.

My diverse portfolio and background in real estate has facilitated my approach to full-service design, management and project implementation.

Specialties: Construction Documentation and Detail Work, Revit & CAD & Drafting, Construction Administration, Project Management, Sustainable and Integrated Design.


Core States Group, Newport Beach, CA, US, Project Architect

West Coast Program Manager for JPMorgan Chase and Starbucks, Project Manager/Architect for Walmart, AutoNation, United Pacific Oil and various Hospitality projects, and Project Architect for Savory Restaurant Fund, Amazon, Starbucks, AAFES, Pressed Juicery, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, and university campus restaurants for Compass Group (Chartwells).

Aug 2017 - current

Momentum Building Company, San Clemente, CA, US, Principal - Architect

Principal and Architect, responsible for aiding real estate investors in all architecture/engineering, real estate brokerage, construction, and development services.

Nov 2016 - current

Ware Malcomb, Irvine, CA, US, Sr. Job Captain - Project Manager

Responsible for leading various Adaptive-Reuse/Transform and Commercial projects, taking building schemes from conceptual to schematic design for Planning Department approval, producing construction documents and managing the Plan Check process, supervising construction administration, LEED Certification services, & conducting business development.

Mar 2015 - Jan 2017

Gensler, Newport Beach, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Responsible for coordinating with clients and consultants, securing all entitlements and permits, overseeing construction administration, and preparing construction documents for a wide variety of project types: Class-A Commercial Office Ground-Up and Tenant Improvements, Transforms, Restaurant and Retail, Airport Concessions, & Group Housing.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2015

Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo, Irvine, CA, US, Designer

Responsible for developing schematic design packages for 5-Star Hospitality Projects in Dubai, Egypt, and China.

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011

Creekside Environmental Consulting, Tualatin, OR, US, Project Engineer

Assisted by producing all supporting drawings and maps, and provided sustainability consulting.

Nov 2008 - Aug 2010

VMAAC, Portland, OR, US, Director of Operations

When the City announced a competition to re-purpose Portland's iconic 12,000 seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum, I entered and participated for nearly a year. Based on my college thesis design which transformed the stadium, I built a design and development team that included a 7 member board of directors and 30 various team members. Out of 97 applicants, we made it to the final 3 and competed head to head with groups representing billionaire Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

Myhre Group Architects, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Intern III

Responsible for drawings from design development through permitting for multiple project types: Multi-Family, Worship, K12 Education, and Senior-Living.

Oct 2005 - Sep 2008

US Army Reserve Corps of Engineers, Portland, OR, US, SQUAD LEADER / TRACK COMMANDER: SPECIALIST

Military training consisted of building metal and pontoon bridges, explosive demolition, route clearance
(IED detection and disposal), truck and boat driving, land navigation, and reconnaissance.

Jul 2002 - Dec 2006

GBD Architects, Portland, OR, US, Architectural Intern 1

Responsible for building physical models, creating CD packages for tenant improvements, and preparing LEED Certification documentation for Condominium Buildings under construction.

Feb 2005 - Aug 2005


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, BArch, Architecture

Specializations in Architecture History & Urban Planning.

Sep 1996 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization