Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Washington, DC, US



Design can save the world!
Just as our thoughts, design is never still—it is a living, thriving organism that
can never be fully diagnosed definitively with the ‘dead letters’ of language.  Not unlike music,
it affects each and every one of us at a meta-physical level.  Design has the powerful ability to accomplish many things—whether it teaches, confuses, plagues, heals, enlivens, and/or discourages is completely up to the designer.  My ambition is to one day be able use my training as an architect as a way to provoke users into a different way of thinking.  By using design as a tool to provoke, people can then learn new ways to think, live, and relate to the environment around them. 
In effect, we change the very fabric of human life on earth!


Atkins Global, Alexandria, VA, US, Architect I

Aug 2014 - current

Self-Employed, Washington, DC, US, Freelance Architectural//Graphic Designer

Jun 2011 - current

BEDD Group, LLC, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect/JuniorArchitect

Feb 2012 - Aug 2014


Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2011

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