Matt is a national leader in 3D modelling and parametric scripting and a highly skilled design thinker. With a background in computer science and interaction design, he weighs and manages the complexity of project specifications, sustainable opportunities, community integration, aesthetic consideration, and human relationships through the intersection of computational tools and human-centered design. Give Matt a design problem, and you can rest assured what you receive will be compelling and thorough. A critical, innovative, and interdisciplinary design approach is foundational to his project work.
In his time with DIALOG, he has worked on a variety of project typologies and scales including the Chinook Pedestrian Bridge and University of Calgary MacKimmie Complex. Matt is also part of the Calgary Green Team and a LEED AP BD+C. He recognizes that each project is unique and contains the seeds of ideas that we must be acute enough to ascertain and exploit. The final design product will be our lasting testament to this approach. Matt’s aim is to see our work as positive contributors to the broader implications of the culture of architecture.
What’s one ‘pro tip’ you live by?
Creativity is fostered by tasks that allow the mind to wander. So take a break, go for a run, ride a bike… just remember to scribble it down!
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
I’ve competed in triathlons and other endurance events for the last 5 years. This year, among others, I will be attempting a 50-mile ultramarathon.
Where do you find inspiration?
The design of everyday things. The fundamental principles of great and meaningful design can (hopefully) be found in, and explored with things we interact with every day.
Master of Architecture
University of Calgary
Architectural and Building Engineering Technology Diploma
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Interactive Art and Design