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 office, MABU, is a winner of the New Practices New York 2018 competition, the AIA’s pre-eminent platform for recognizing new and innovative architecture and design firms in New York City. MABU has also received design awards for individual projects that take up the constraints of limited resources and “as found” conditions as creative design opportunities 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 large changes to our constructed environments can come from the re-design of some its smallest parts, and how alternative approaches to adaptive reuse might enable us to, more resourcefully and publicly, re-imagine traditional notions of change, value, and waste.  Matt’s writings have 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 previously taught at Syracuse University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and NJIT, and has extensive experience in foreign studies programs, integrated design and construction, and has led numerous design-research collaborations with external partners aimed at advancing the role of design for the public interest.

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