Parsons

  • Profile:

    Matt’s work explores various sites, subjects, and techniques that architecture shares with the building industry and the arts.  It combines design practice, scholarly writing, and research collaborations focused on the advancement of architecture as a form of material production and spatial practice that is deeply entangled with cultural concerns and ecological processes. His design practice, MABU, has received numerous awards for projects that re-imagine the constraints of limited resources as design opportunities, including awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Boston Society of Architects, and Builder’s Choice/Custom Home Magazine.  These projects demonstrate novel ways in which big changes to our constructed environments can come from the re-design of some its smallest parts, and how alternative approaches to adaptive reuse might help us re-imagine traditional notions of change, value, and waste.  Matt’s writing has been published in Architectural Strategies in Contemporary Art, Designs for Resilience, the Journal of Architecture Education, and been featured at numerous international and national conferences.  He has taught at Syracuse University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and NJIT, and has extensive experience in foreign studies programs, in the area of integrative design and construction, and has led numerous design-research initiatives in collaboration with both industry sponsors and community partners aimed at advancing the role of design for the public interest.
     

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