Matt is the founding principal of Wittman Estes, and received his Master of Architecture in 2003 from UC Berkeley, where he was awarded the Gerson Prize for Design Excellence, and taught architecture and design studios. His work has been exhibited in San Francisco at the LAB Gallery and the AIA SF, at the Seattle Architecture Foundation, and published in London based MADE magazine. Prior to founding Wittman Estes, Matt was an architect in the Seattle office of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Working in California and Latin America, Matt was inspired by the clean simplicity of courtyard houses, where abundant windows and open floor plans expand interior spaces and bring the outdoors in. His work continues the modernist tradition of integration with nature and doing more with less. Matt is currently a visiting critic at the University of Oregon and University of Washington Departments of Architecture. He is a licensed architect in the State of Washington, and a LEED accredited professional.