Matt Barrett joined Philip Johnson / Alan Ritchie Architects in November of 2003. He has been involved in multiple projects and design competitions located in the US and abroad. Using his skills in both architectural design and graphic design, Matt has been an integral part of both the International and Domestic Departments of the firm. He has recently been involved in projects in Kiev and Bucharest as well as the residential tower at 330 Spring Street and the Sadler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA.
Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2002 from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. While in his thesis year, he participated in Auburn’s Rural Studio Design/ Build program. At the Rural Studio, he studied under Professor Samual (Sambo) Mockbee, who was presented posthumously with the 2004 AIA Gold Medal Award. Along with three classmates, Matt designed and built the Akron Seniors Center in Akron, Alabama. Renovating an existing building, the Senior Center is a thriving part of the small rural community of Akron, used daily for lunches, senior citizen activities and larger community events. The Rural Studio offers students the unique experience of designing and constructing real world projects that enhance the lives of people living in impoverished areas.
While in school, Matt began his professional career at PH&J Architects in Montgomery, Alabama. He was involved with many projects ranging from commercial centers to municipal buildings. After graduation, Matt worked for Walcott, Adams, and Verneuille Architects in Fairhope, Alabama. At WAV, Matt worked on the designs of many coastal vernacular residences and had a hand in some larger commercial projects for the firm.