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Matt is a designer with a passion for connecting people to the spaces around them. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, earning a Master’s degree in architecture in 2018 with a specialization in Historic Preservation. While there, he also completed research projects on K-12 educational design, the future of libraries, and universal design. In his work, he aims to create an attachment between a community and its architecture by designing intentionally for the specific culture, values, and needs of its eventual users. He joined IBI Group in the summer of 2018 as an intern before accepting a permanent position. Matt also volunteers with Architects in Schools, introducing design concepts and encouraging creative space-making to 2nd grade students in the Portland area.