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Matthew currently works as an architectural designer for Bell/Knott and Associates in Leawood and lives in Prairie Village.


He holds a BA in Interior Design from the American College in London, England (1988), a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawaii (1991), and most recently, an MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Iowa (2004).


In 1992 he moved to Kansas City to work for the National Park Service as a foreman for the Historic American Buildings Survey to document properties acquired by the Harry S Truman NationalHistoric Site in Independence.


He continued to live in Kansas City and work at various firms,including International Architects Atelier and Bell-Knott and Associates, working on several notable buildings such as the UMB Technology and Operations Center in downtown Kansas City, MO.


In 2001 he relocated to Iowa where he was staff architect for Rohrbach Carlson, PC designing several University of Iowa projects, he rediscovered his passion for theatre design. In 2001 he returned to pursue his MFA in Theatre Arts.

After graduating in 2004, Matthew has been working as an independent scenic designer for various regional professional theatre companies (Kansas City Actors Theatre, The Rose Children’s Theatre in Omaha). He also had the privilege of teaching at the College of Charleston, Cornell College, and the University of Iowa and spent two seasons as the Resident Scenic Designer Assistant at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


And keeping his connection with architecture, he continues freelancing in architecture and design. In 2004 he was able to combine his two passions with a commission to design and oversee the construction of a new 100-seat theatre complex (including administrative offices, dressing rooms and construction shop space) for the Artist Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Funded fully by donations, the ACT building opened its doors in 2009 and has received several state and regional awards.


Matthew currently serves on the Governing Board as Vice President for the Arts Council of Johnson County. He has been a volunteer and guest judge for several Shooting Stars programs for the ACJC.

He sits on the Professional Review Panel as part of the Architectural Review Board in Mission Hills.

He enjoys gardening, pottery, crocheting, and cooking.

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