Matthew Dreher

Matthew Dreher

Washington, D.C.



Matthew Dreher is currently an architect at Gensler specializing in Mixed Use, office core and shell, and complex entitlement submissions. Mr. Dreher has a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was awarded the Henry Adams AIA Award in 2012.  He has previously lived in Bolivia, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Curacao, Chile, & Mexico and has visited Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Kuwait, Egypt, Netherlands, China, Nepal, Singapore, and India.


Gensler, Washington City, DC, US, Architect

Dec 2015 - current
Jan 2013 - current

Esocoff & Associates | architects, Washington, DC, US, Intern

Jun 2012 - Nov 2015

FPW Architects, PC, Charlottesville, VA, US, Designer

Worked in a small architecture firm, both on individual projects and group assignments. Duties included construction administration, project management, production of construction documents in both imperial and metric systems, meeting with clients, attending bid openings, RFI responses, sketch-up models, marketing cut-sheets, and attending construction meetings. Projects ranged from small commercial restorations to full Bureau of Capital Outlay Management (BCOM) compliant infrastructure projects.

Aug 2007 - Jul 2010

Duket Architects (formerly Duket Porter Architects), Toledo, OH, US, Summer Intern

Worked for a 25 person residential and commercial firm. Duties included schematic plans, 3D models, and interior design work.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

United States Embassy (General Services Office), La Paz, Bolivia, Summer Hire

Duties included field measurements and as-built documentation for US Embassy housing during voluntary evacuation of Embassy staff dependents.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005


Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2007


AIA Henry Adams Certificate, 2nd Place

From AIA Website
"Each year The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (or CACB for Canadian schools). A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA Scholarship Program."


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