Matthew has been with Avant for over 16 of his 18 year career as an Architect.  Understanding that a successful project is a result of a successful process, Matthew leads a collaborative process between the design team, clients, regulatory agencies and contractors, putting the people and the project in the best position to succeed.  His experience includes commercial/ office, financial, healthcare, senior care, multi-family residential, animal care, retail, hospitality, and faith.

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”      -Wizard of Oz

I’ve always been fascinated by the inner workings of a client’s business or industry. Not only does it help define the goals and constraints of a project but sometimes I really do want to know how the sausage is made.

Connections and Education:

  • Registered Architect,  Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas
  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Omaha (2013)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University (1998)

Oddly enough, studying Latin lead me to Architecture.  It wasn’t being exposed to the beauty of classical architecture that struck me; it was the ingenuity of architects to solve problems… beautifully.

Recent Projects:

  • The Lodge at Northbrook, Phase IV, Northbrook, IL
  • The Reserve of Geneva, Phase II; Geneva, IL
  • Vern Eide Honda; Sioux City, IA
  • Indian Motorcycle Dealership; Sturgis, SD
  • Matz Dental Clinic; Omaha, NE


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