Matt studied from the University of Bath and the University of East London. Having initially worked at Haworth Tompkins on summer placements, Matt joined as a permanent member of staff in 1999. Like Jim, Matt was an Associate Director and led a number of significant projects in the residential and cultural sectors.
He was project architect for the redevelopment of the Young Vic Theatre which was short-listed for the RIBA’s Stirling Prize in 2007. He then went on to lead residential developments in Pimlico, Stratford, Walworth and Canning Town for clients Peabody, Lend Lease, Guinness Trust and Bouygues Developments respectively where he developed designs from initial concept through to completion on site.
Matt is particularly interested and experienced in delivering mixed-use developments, where new homes are created alongside complementary cultural, community or commercial uses. Having led Haworth Tompkins’s Housing team, Matt has detailed and practical experience in the design and delivery of private and affordable housing.
Matt sits on the RIBA’s Architects for Change advisory panel which provides the RIBA with support in improving diversity and promoting equality within the profession. He also volunteers for the Social Mobility Foundation, giving support to students from low-income families who would like to pursue a career in architecture.