Matt is a project manager for a variety of new construction and renovation projects, including education, office workspace, retail, religious, and art centers. He has worked hard to build diverse knowledge of architectural design, incorporating a multitude of facets, including material composition, spatial progression, engineering integration and sustainable design practices. Inspired by listening to the ideas of the client, Matt’s passion is to expose the building user to the opportunities that come with great design — that even the most ordinary places or details can become extraordinary.
Matt graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2002 with a master of architecture. Thereafter, he joined BVH as an intern and collaborated with clients and design teams on projects with diverse scales, program goals, project constraints and design opportunities. As an active participant, he is engaged in the collaborative process from project inception and programming through building construction.
In addition to architectural design, Matt is inspired by diverse forms of music, art and movies and the voice and vision of the artist. He also supports local animal rescues and music organizations.
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What is the most impactful thing you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Listen first. Understanding our client’s needs and constraints allows us to respond appropriately and achieve the best results.
What is your area of interest or research?
My interest involves the design of K-12 school environments that support project-based, differentiated learning and helping teachers to maximize authentic learning opportunities for their students.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by people who want to create meaningful experiences, people who ask why, and people who challenge my perspective and make me think in different ways.