Matt Barnett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

University of Tennessee / Bachelor of Architecture

Matt is a highly driven, iterative designer with a knack for solving complex problems with highly conceptual, yet rigorously researched designs. This talent is conveyed through written and graphic narrative storytelling. He blends history, theory, art, and sculpture with a background in construction to create compelling spaces. Matt is obsessed with perpetual learning and collaborative atmospheres. He has contributed to built work at many scales, typologies, and programs across the United States. 

As a licensed architect and certified LEED Building Design and Construction accredited professional, Matt has a passion for advancing sustainable design and preserving our environment. He has contributed to multiple projected net zero energy, Living Building, and LEED Platinum projects.

Over recent years Matt has been a part of project teams winning over 20 major design awards including 8 National awards, including notable awards such the AIA COTE Top Ten, AIA National Institute, AIA National Housing, AIA Regional, AIA Local, academic research awards and a TN ASLA Award of Excellence. 

He served as the Director of a local non-profit responsible for home renovations and affordable housing in underserved communities for 3 years and served as the Board Chair of Freedom by Design in Washington DC from 2014-2015. He has lectured on design-build work in at-risk communities at national conferences in Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington DC.

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