Matt has worked on a wide range of building types throughout the US, China and the Middle East, ranging from large-scale multidisciplinary projects to small interior fit-outs. He is recognized for his ability to create innovative solutions and brings a deep appreciation for great design, technical excellence and interdisciplinary coordination. His involvement in a project typically begins with conceptual design and continues through construction administration.
Matt has a passion for leading the development of advanced technological tools to deliver the best possible interdisciplinary design solutions. He works closely with HOK’s designers, architects and buildingSMART team to customize these innovative tools for clients. His work at Stanford’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering has been published several times.
Matt also has special expertise in renovation projects and forensic structural investigations, and has led more than 100 evaluations of existing buildings.
Building Design + Construction named him to its 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 recognizing individuals who have distinguished themselves based on career achievements, philanthropic work and service to their professions and communities.
“We consider ourselves to be partners in delivering great design. We focus on collaboration, particularly in a project’s early stages, and on being approachable. Architects can have the wrong impression that engineers will ruin the fun. But we communicate our excitement about exploring design ideas with the architects. We don’t ever want architects to self-edit because they don’t think something is possible. We just want to share our expertise so team members understand every option.”
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Master of Science Structural Engineering
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science Architectural Engineering