matt anderson

matt anderson

San Francisco, CA, US



I designed my first building in 1993. It was just a shed but it has become an iconic structure in the region.
I worked on the construction during my university holidays which served as a valuable insight into the building process.
That project greatly influenced my style as I progressed into my professional career. Whether it be simply visiting a site regularly or as in the case of El Toro, where I built the entire house from  the ground up, I am hands on.
Having a thorough understanding of the reality of construction has served me well. I can design from a very practical vantage when necessary or I can choose to be experimental with a solid understanding of the subtle complexities of materials and the construction process.



manmade, new zealand, principle

Responsible for everything.

- Marketing, promotion, lead generation for new business using web, print and word of mouth.
- Concept design, 3D design, rendering
- Detailed design, compliance and construction documentation
- Resource consent documentation
- Project management, construction management
- New product development
- Partnership development

Jan 1996 - current


Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, Passive Design

The Passive House Courses are offered to postgraduate students and practitioners. Students interested in learning about Passive House and those interested in becoming a Certified Passive House Designer choose to do these courses.

Jan 2012 - current

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Jan 1991 - Jan 1995

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