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â€œall architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that spaceâ€? -Philip Johnson
chicago, il__2008-2010 -3.7 GPA -2009 Student Finalist, WPA 2.0 design competition: Cash for Clunkers = Bike Sharing for Chicago
2004 best of jury:
cash for clunkers
unlv: b.s. in architecture las vegas, nv__2004-2008
-3.75 GPA -Named by the faculty and students as the Top All Around Architecture Student of the graduating class -Deanâ€™s List 2004-2008 -2006 Architecture General Scholarship Recipient -Nevada Silver State Scholar
high rise hotel 2008 best of jury:
house 4 four
mixed use housing
wpa 2.0 competition
(Working Public Architecture) International design competition sponsored by UCLA CityLAB. Selected as one of 7 Student finalists. http://wpa2.aud.ucla.edu/ info/
whos next 2.0
hershenow + klippenstein architects
las vegas, nv __2005-2008 intern
-Worked alongside architects to begin to learn about the professional side of architecture -Learned SketchUp and trained the office in the software
-Worked alongside architects in various aspects of the profession including: design, LEED, construction management and administration, project management, marketing and the production of construction documents -Learned 3DS Max and became head of architectural graphics for the Las Vegas Office -Taught beginner to advanced SketchUp seminars
reno, nv __2003-2004 intern
CNLV fire station
vitali frozen yogurt studio 222 architects chicago, il __2010-current designer
-Integral member of design team working on projects ranging from small single family houses to large commercial facilities. -Extensive work in the preparation of construction documents and construction administration
SketchUp, 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Podium for SketchUp, Vray
“Matt is an exceptional young man with a great talent in architecture. He has excellent computer skills, especially in graphics and 3D renderings and a very good knowledge of how to put a building together.” “...he has been just great to have in the office. Everyone likes working with him and he has a great sense of humor--something we believe to be very important in our business” -Chris Larsen, Managing Partner, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Architects
ALGORITHMIC HOUSING An organic , mi mixed-use ixed--use housing on the LLas Vegas Strip
The area around the famous Las Vegas Strip is undergoing an intense period of change. Old hotel/ casinos are being torn down in favor of high end high rise housing developments. The site for this project is a vacant lot located near the South end of the strip, adjacent to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. The goal of the project was to create an exciting new housing development that can adapt and grow with its ever changing context.
The area around the famous Las Vegas Strip is undergoing an intense period of change. Old hotel/casinos are being torn down in favor of high end high rise housing developments. The site for this project is a vacant lot located near the South end of the strip, adjacent to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. The goal of the project was to create an exciting new housing development that can adapt and grow with its ever changing context.
By interpreting a definite list of well-defined instructions for completing a task, when given an initial state, an algorithm will systematically proceed through a series of successive states, eventually terminating in an end-state. Combined with human interpretation, these algorithms can produce complex, interesting architectural forms. Cellular automata is one type of algorithm studied in computability theory, mathematics, theoretical biology and microstructure modelling which consists of a regular grid of cells, each in one of a finite number of states. The state of a cell is a function of the states of the cells around it, or its neighbors. Every cell has the same rule for updating, based on the values in the neighborhood. Each time the rules are applied to the whole grid a new generation is created. The most famous cellular automata theory was developed by John Horton Conway. Conway’s “Game of Life” is an analogy of the rise, fall and alterations of a society of living organisms, where we see examples of emergence and self-organization. Using Conway’s theory as inspiration, one may generate abstract forms and interpret and simplify those forms into an architectural configuration.
MIXED USEHOUSING A den dense nse urban mixed-use h high rise concept
Designed as part of a semester long urban planning course, this development combines retail, live-work housing and apartments/condos as well as ample open space to revitalize an urban area. Cascading balconies and vast expanses of glass provide residents with unique views of their vibrant surroundings.
HOUSE 4 FOUR A single family housing prototype
In order to respond to varying levels of privacy, the house is designed as a split level. This creates various levels that are separate but a very open feeling is maintained, especially due to the tall open central core which allows visual connections between all the spaces. This split level design also provides opportunities for roof terraces and a roof garden above some of the spaces. The central core also acts as a passive life-force for the home. This tall space serves to cool the space during the summer through the use of stack ventilation. Cool air is brought in low through louvers, as the air warms it rises up and out the top of the space creating a natural vacuum. This space also acts as a light well bouncing sunlight deep in to the spaces on both levels.
The central core also acts as a passive life-force for the home. This tall space serves to cool the space during the summer through the use of stack ventilation. Cool air is brought in low through louvers, as the air warms it rises up and out the top of the space creating a natural vacuum. This space also acts as a light well bouncing sunlight deep in to the spaces on both levels. In addition to these passive strategies, the house also features systems designed to capture, clean and re-use rainwater collected from the extensive roof garden areas, as well as overhangs designed to block the high summer sun while permitting the low winter sun to penetrate the spaces.
MODERN LAKE RETREAT Redefining “luxury” in a strained economy Rede
Design of a modern lake retreat for a nature loving, empty nest couple entered in the Who’s Next 2.0 Design Competition. Work performed for Studio 222 Architects. The goal of the competition is to design a house that provides the client with conventional “luxuries” that we have grown accustomed to at a price that is congruent with the changing economic times. This is done through economic SIPS construction and through passive strategies which will reduce the cost of heating, cooling and lighting. The house is comprised of two solid “living” volumes connected by a folding path that integrates nature into the home. The house taps into the adjacent lake with a pond loop geothermal system to passively generate heating and cooling.
separation of public vs. private into volumes
link the two volumes are linked together by a folding plane that creates unique spaces, shades others and integrates nature into the design
CONNECTBERLIN A mixed use, transit ori oriented ented office building in the e e heart of Berlinâ€™s historical di district ti t
Thiss mixed-use m building will feature office space for co-wo co-working, orking, where transient workers ccould come rent an offi ffice e space or meeting room for a short period of time, time e, and a a bike station where these e workers could store sttore e their bikes in hopes of promo promoting oting the use of alternate l transportation in the city. This bike e station would also capitalize on its location near the main train station in Berlin, offering tourists bike rentals and bike tours to go see the sights of the city. The building was designed to reflect the movement going on around the site. The facade is a double skin, composed of extruded glass forms which are rotated and translated across the building. Not only do these forms create interesting reflections of the activities going on off the site, they also create a unique play of light and shadow. As the sun moves throughout the day the facade changes and glistens in the light, creating a dynamic building, well suited for its dynamic environment.
facade composition study: morning
This mixed-use building will feature office space for co-working, where transient workers could come rent an office space or meeting room for a short period of time, and a bike station where these workers could store their bikes in hopes of promoting the use of alternate transportation in the city.
facade composition study: afternoon
This bike station would also capitalize on its location near the main train station in Berlin, offering tourists bike rentals and bike tours to go see the sights of the city. The building was designed to reflect the movement going on around the site. The facade is a double skin, composed of extruded glass forms which are rotated and translated across the building. Not only do these forms create interesting reflections of the activities going on off the site, they also create a unique play of sun and shadow on the facade. As the sun moves throughout the day the facade changes and glistens in the light, creating a dynamic building, well suited for its dynamic environment.
facade composition study: evening
VITALI FROZENYOGURT An upscale, tren trendy Italian frozen yogurt store. â€œFrozen Yogurt: Healthy Livingâ€?
Schematic design of a chain of new, upscale frozen yogurt stores in Southern California, performed independently. The concept for the store was to create a healthy, Italian inspired space fused with the contemporary, chic, trendy vibe of SoCal. This was done through a mixing of old and new materials, earthy and vibrant color tones and hard and soft surfaces.
HIGH RISE HOTEL A sustainable susta hotel in downtown Chicago
The site for this upscale hotel is in downtown Chicago, right on the Chicago River, and also very near to Lake Michigan. The site is unique in that it has direct access to all three levels of Wacker Drive, providing the opportunity to separate the circulation for the service functions, parking, conference rooms and main lobby. Directly to the North of the site is a new condo tower which also has views onto the river. In order to preserve the view of the residents of the condo building while providing the same views to guests of the hotel, the building will be sited to form a public green space between the two projects and will step back creating a raised common area for the hotel guests. The facade of the building is designed to respond to solar orientation, as the openings vary in size and depth to provide optimal shading while still allowing ample daylighting for each room.
Every suite in the new hotel will be designed with a focus on the comfort of every visitor. Each room is very spacious and equipped with all the amenities a hotel guest would need. The typical bay size in reconfigureable to accommodate king size beds, double doubles and also handicap accessible rooms. Hotel Efficiency: Floors 4-11 Floors 12-29 Floors 30-40
Gross SF 18,966 SF 13,120 SF 14,197 SF
Suite SF 14,830 SF 9,654 SF 10,772 SF
Non-Suite SF 4,136 SF 3,466 SF 3,425 SF
Efficiency 78.2% 73.5% 75.9%
# of Suites 21 14 14
SF/Suite 903 937 1,014
Total Number of Suites: 574 Parking: Parking Garage: 58,904 SF Parking Stalls: 231 SF Per Stall: 255 SF Stalls/Room: 2.5
1. Entry 2. Bathroom 3. Closet 4. Mini bar 5. Dresser 6. Bedroom 7. Sitting Area 8. Vertical Fancoil 9. Desk 10. Flatscreen TV
Typical Hotel Suites
UNIVERSITYMEDICALCENTER Serving the healthcare needs of Souther Nevada
Member of design team working on various projects at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV while working at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini architects. â€œUniversity Medical Center is the state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Southern Nevada, as well as the only advanced facility to offer a specialized team of medical professionals prepared to respond to the needs of the severely injured 24 hours a day.â€?
Project designer/manager for the schematic design of an entrance canopy for the University Medical Center. The canopy was designed to provide a sheltered walkway to the hospital and filtered daylight, through louvers, over the exterior benches at the edges of the canopy. The materials and form of the canopy were inspired by the existing trellis at the main entrance and emergency room entrance. Construction completed in 2008.
NORTH LAS VEGAS FIRE STATION
In house competition for the schematic design of a fire station while at Dekker Perich Sabatini architects.
A prototypical fire station for North Las Vegas
The fire station is designed as a prototype with the intention of replicating the layout and basic design throughout the city of North Las Vegas. Design was conceived in close collaboration with members of the fire department to understand their strict programming needs and functionality requirements.
The concept for the building was to create a brutalist, fort like structure that portrayed a feeling of strength and safety and stands out as a beacon in the community representing the fire departmentâ€™s reassuring presence. Proper planning and adjacencies were key in the layout of this facility, especially given its prototypical nature. It is also understood that, though the fire station is a community building, it is also a home away from home for the firefighters and their privacy and comfort is of paramount concern. Since the dayroom is where the firefighters spend most of their time, that room is rotated to create an emphasis and also to provide access to daylight on all sides of the room.
WETLANDS NATURE CENTER A new visitors center in the Wetlands of Souther Nevada
Member of design team for the new Clark County Wetlands Visitors Center while working at Dekker Perich Sabatini architects. This building features learning and wildlife exhibits, a cafe, offices and classrooms designed to educate the general public on the vast, but widely unacknowledged, Wetlands system that is home to many habitats and species in Souther Nevada.
This 30,000 sf building is designed to obtain LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC and includes passive solar strategies, while incorporating recycled and renewable building materials. The building sits 12 feet above grade and is designed to be as low impact as possible on its delicate surroundings
CASH FOR CLUNKERS = BIKE SHARING FOR CHICAGO Harvesting parts from clunkers c to shelter a prototypical bike sharing program
Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 Government program aimed at removing old, smog emitting vehicles from our roads. At the programâ€™s conclusion nearly $700,000 vehicles were turned in countrywide. The average rebate given out per car was $4,100, meaning the Government invested nearly $3 billion to purchase these old cars to keep them from harming the environment. Now that these clunkers are off the road, this surplus of material which was once was contributing to global warming and poor air quality is used to shelter a prototypical bike sharing program aimed at reducing reliance on automobiles and promoting alternate forms of eco-friendly transportation.
Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 Government program aimed at removing old, smog emitting vehicles from our roads. At the programâ€™s conclusion nearly $700,000 vehicles were turned in countrywide. The average rebate given out per car was $4,100, meaning the Government invested nearly $3 billion to purchase these old cars to keep them from harming the environment.
now what? Now that these clunkers are off the road, this surplus of material which was once was contributing to global warming and poor air quality is used to shelter the prototypical bike sharing program aimed at reducing reliance on automobiles and promoting alternate forms of eco-friendly transportation. The parts from these abandoned clunkers will be stripped and reassembled to create sculptural kiosks which not only house the bike sharing program, but also many other programmatic elements which will activate the kiosks and also expose many people to the bike sharing program. The kiosks themselves can be educational tools to inform the general public about the harmful effects cars can have on the environment and why it is important to use alternate forms of transportation. http://users.dma.ucla.edu/~rcaceres/citylab/pdfs/WPA2-STUDENTS1108.pdf
Location of Kiosks in Downtown Chicago
ACTIVETRANS HEADQUARTERS Chicago’s voice for better bett biking, walking and alternate transit
With the cr creation of the new bike sharing program for Chicago, a localized hub is desired for centralized maintenance and operations of the program and other bike programs throughout the city. Activetrans is a “non-profit advocacy organization that works to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit and engage people in healthy and active ways to get around.” A mixed use office building for this local non-profit organization will serve as this hub.
Currently, Activetrans is housed in a mid-rise, unassuming building in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The organization is considering expansion into a new headquarters building which will combine their office requirements with functions closely related to their mission of making alternate forms of transportation safer and more widely accessible in Chicago. The building is organized by a central core which serves many functions. This core acts as a shear wall and main structural support which the floors are essentially hung from, it houses the main vertical circulation and plumbing walls for the building, and also contains the vertical openings required for the HVAC system. Additionally, the bold red color furthers the branding of the bike sharing system and bike friendly streets to acknowledge the buildingâ€™s position as a piece of a much larger network.
The concept for the ActiveTrans headquarters is focused on the idea of creating a bikeable building which is an extension of the new bike friendly infrastructure. The new Activetrans headquarters acts as an extra large bike sharing kiosk and will feature extensive bike parking, spaces for education to ensure bikers and pedestrians know their rights and rules of the road, retail, a cafe and other programs which will ensure a vibrant, intense and bike friendly atmosphere in the heart of the Loop.
The bike rental area will be accessible via a ramp on the exterior of the building, which is also the roof of the members lounge. Inside the building, the floor slabs ramp and fold to create the various levels of bike parking. These ramps can be used for exercise, bicycle training or simply building circulation. This folding is exposed on the buildingâ€™s facade to create an awareness of the services ActiveTrans provides and bicycling in general.
MATT MOORE Mattm125@gmail.com 775.240.6512 2824 N. Orchard St._Chicago, IL_60657