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Matthew Smith


Bachelor of Architecture (Hons),
Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts (Architecture),
Deakin University

Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Architectural Drafting),
RMIT University


Matthew has over 25 years of experience across a broad range of sectors – including commercial office, workplace, residential, hospitality, retail, and education – and manages project origination, design, and oversight of multiple projects. He collaborates with institutional, private, and government clients, supporting project creation through informed feasibility work, creative design responses, and embedded sustainability principles.

His role as Principal leverages a broad knowledge of the commercial property market and the economic realities that underpin project feasibility. His comprehensive understanding of business is combined with a passion for translating client visions and objectives into contemporary architecture that is practical, authentic, and meaningful.

Focusing on contextual design responses, Matthew understands the importance of place and the capacity for built form to contribute more broadly to its urban environment. This exploration typically encompasses a genuine designing with First Nations approach as well as advocacy for solutions that prioritise end user experience, innovation, and social sustainability.

Matthew’s portfolio encompasses some of the country’s most refined contemporary towers. He recently led the practice’s design teams on several large-scale, high-end projects in Melbourne, including the Hyatt Centric Hotel, Industry Lanes in Cremorne, and the 46-level office tower at 600 Collins Street.