Matthew is an Architectural Designer Rethinking Digital Design
Matthew is a young architectural designer working at the intersection of smart buildings, digital fabrication, and interaction design. He brings a uniquely diverse skillset to rethink our interactions with digitized spaces and digital design practices.
Matthew recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design's (GSD) Masters of Architecture II program. At the GSD, his research explored new forms of interaction design for smart buildings and objects — his portfolio of design research won the GSD's annual Digital Design Prize in 2021. Matthew received his Bachelor's of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he graduated at the top of his class and earned the prestigious Blythe and Thom Mayne Best Thesis Prize.
Professionally, Matthew has worked in a range of design practice types. Recently, he worked at UNSense (UNStudio's architecture technology startup) in Amsterdam, where he researched new product and service offerings, and acted as a technology/UX design consultant to UNStudio's design teams. Matthew previously worked at MAD Architects in Beijing for two years: he worked across many different scales (from furniture to large institutional projects) and at many different stages (from concept presentations to construction documents). At MAD, Matthew worked on projects in the US, China, Australia, and Canada, such as the soon-to-be-completed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Matthew currently works as an architectural designer at TeamLab Architects in Japan, where he helps design and deliver playful, immersive, and interactive digital art experiences.