Matt received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University and began his career in machine design in a manufacturing setting. While interesting, Matt’s lifelong interest in more aesthetically focused design pursuits resulted in his migration towards the skilled trades; furniture, cabinetry and residential design and construction.
While in the Washington D.C. area, Matt gained valuable experience and mentoring as a craftsperson and designer. Particularly influential were his experiences at Lank Woodwork and Kramer & Eiland Woodworking which included work on the National Cathedral, the Blair House, IBM Corporate commissions and many superb private commissions.
After Matt moved back to the Midwest, he started his own residential design-build firm in Madison Wisconsin and in 1992 he joined forces with previous collaborators as a founding member of Associated Housewrights.
Matt’s work as a designer has been recognized on a local and national level. His blend of technical and aesthetic interests in addition to strong problem solving skills have proven very effective in the residential design-build industry positively influencing end product quality as well as operational effectiveness.